Rationality, a characteristic of humankind as a highly intelligent animal, penetrates all aspects of our social activities. And weighting pros and cons... Read More
Rationality, a characteristic of humankind as a highly intelligent animal, penetrates all aspects of our social activities. And weighting pros and cons is its best expression. We always calculate gains and losses in this competitive society to seek a profitable result through rational decision-making. Our society has obtained a subtle balance after countless calculation. However, such rational balance is fragile. It is exchanged with the emotional repression, which is not the real “Utopia”. The emotional side of human beings without being paid enough attention in the profit-driven society will sow an explosion one day and then an irrational symbol comes: a mess being brought by violence and destruction. I chose the comprehensive material paintings and the performance art as an expression way of this work, with my anticipated creation overturning the existing balance of the pure utilitarianism. Thus, I tried to generate a rational schema through comprehensive material paintings and I videotaped the process of ruining it to express my views.In an attempt to present the irrational process of damage in my creation, I invited six persons to select a tool to destroy the painting with me. We released our feelings in the way of hammering, burning, puncturing, tearing, cutting and staining the painting. Therefore, the rationality was rebuilt with an emotional mode.