clear plastic bags, teddy bear from the homeless guy, color tubes, sound
300 sq. ft
The performance piece, Daily Ritual vol.1(2008) is about control of chaos. I made a subconscious controlled situation by the 300 sq. feet
of space sculptural installation. Using objects such as business shirts, colorful pacifiers, a broken computer, an IV, wrapping of clear
plastic, and a hidden teddy bear, I deconstructed the symbols of personal dogma. I tied my body with many colorful tubes.
During the performance, I played a voice-over that gave me quests, for instance, “Be strong,” “Be honest yourself,” “Thanks to people”…etc with limited time. The sound manifests a priest sermon that they give people a hint or guide for better life. It, however, always has the limited of human thoughts under the “God” control. Each time for the actions, I had a choice what I am going to do for the task.
The other to say the choice is always controlled and limited by something.
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Daily Ritual-cutting flower- is a reflection on our controlled society and accesses the unspoken agreement in human relationships.
I begin by cutting beautiful randomly selected flowers in a ritualistic manner.
I conclude with a cautionary reading of the event’s surrounding the Tower of Babel by a Dutch speaker, and it's slightly changing
to literal imagination scene with the rapid speed art auction voice.
The nature of these images and ideas range from the theological to the social and ideological.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will
be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they
may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:
and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language
of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.- From Genesis 11:1-9
Breathing Under the Deep Sea investigates a thought experiment.
In essence, it is as if I voluntarily stop to breathe to make sure that I am in control, and that I am not indeed ruled by outside forces.
This piece shows melancholic abstract puzzles. The contrast between boiling water and walking under the sea is the symbolic metaphor of this piece.
This is similar to a relationship between the water and air, as well as personal emotion and systematic restraint from the head.
I am not interested in figuring out the contrast, such as black or white, and happy or sad. My focus is more about the fluidity cobweb zone.