In the Force Field Series, the use of woods displays two artistic expressions: the wood-carved figures and the technique of... Read More
In the Force Field Series, the use of woods displays two artistic expressions: the wood-carved figures and the technique of mortise and tenon joints. I borrowed the structure found in real life, mortise and tenon joints, to refer to the environment, arranged objects in a space based on its spatial features and other cultural factors, and presented my work accordingly.
The sculpted figures serve as mortise and tenon joints and are connected with the ruler and weights in Force Field—Scarf Joints Feat. Ruler and Weights. The numbers, hatch marks, and weights of these tools are no longer used to measure something; instead, they are used to reflect the force of the environment through their physical characteristics – the bending of a ruler or the weights on a scale– measuring the degree of their transformation with their own characteristics. With this arrangement, I want to argue that "measurement" is originally based on how we subjectively perceive the change of things, and this occurs before instrumental view of rationality. Traces of air flow and vibration are recorded by the acrylic column connecting to the figure, and such kind of physical traces, therefore, corresponds to the hatch marks on the measuring tools in a primitive yet unique manner.