The project begins with my thinking on the famous sketch Uomo vitruviano of Leonardo Da Vinci. It is known that... Read More
The project begins with my thinking on the famous sketch Uomo vitruviano of Leonardo Da Vinci. It is known that with Uomo Vitruviano, the Master tried to create a “perfectly proportioned” male body on the base of the golden ratio.
The golden ration that can apply to nearly all art forms and architecture represents the product of pure rational analysis. It is the enlightenment on rationality that brings the Industrial Revolution. The conceptual photography works are presented by mounting on the worn-out locomotive tires. Why the works are mounted on the round tires? Firstly, by imitating the square and round background of Uomo Vitruviano, I query if the industrialization process also has its own golden ratio. If has, should the industrialization process respect the scales/principals? Secondly, I think the tires are the recorder of time and space. This art project is my reflections on the industrial civilization. According to the image plane layout, I stick the real circuit boards on the abstraction factory photos. Presenting the art project becomes a process, a transformation from industrialization to digitalization; a very small chip can contain a great quantity of information, which can be true or false, good or bad, just like the industrialization process: ugliness along with greatness. Besides, the back of the tires are equipped with LED projectors, projecting the photos about the industrialization aspects of China, Emirate Dubai and Hong Kong at the same Asia time. It reflects Asia’s unique civilization and industrialization process, and the temporal and spatial links between Asia and the starting point of Western industrial civilization.