InstallationFoam, Polyurethane foam, mixed material800 x 300 x 600 cmPerformance art, Video1min 17sThe artificial cloud with a big hole is... Read More
Foam, Polyurethane foam, mixed material
800 x 300 x 600 cm
Performance art, Video
The artificial cloud with a big hole is made of polyurethane foam and symbolizes the environment with tremendous human involvement. We create a new living environment, such as the sky in Manhattan, which is regular, mechanical, organized and fragile. In addition, the polyurethane foam material is applied on the clothes of those people, which indicates the relationship between human beings and artificial production, connection between regularity and irregularity. In contrast, the incompatible shapes of the pink object as the demonstration of non-regular, organic and nature is planned to be forcibly put in the hole, repairing in vain. Ridiculousness and effortlessness out of hope are shown in this work.
Incompatibility between the hole and pink objects visualizes my situation incompatible with the surrounding while living in Manhattan. At the same time, material difference refers to self-contradiction of human behaviors. The cloud as an industrial product shows human construction, while the hole of the cloud infer the underlying self-destruction. Attempting to repair the hole with the use of pink objects is my effort in vain immigrating to an incompatible environment.
In addition, the separate pink organic objects are combined into a whole human-like body. I have researched semi-abstract sculptures made by Henry Moore, an English artist and sculptures of Modernism. Most of his works involve the exaggeration of human figures, especially focusing on female body shape, which have inspired me a lot. I have tried to create my own creature with unique shapes. Body parts are elongated and exaggerated. Lumpy, swollen, extruded and squashed effects are demonstrated in my creature.