The Empowerment Corner
I need a more flexible and open structure, which is the reason that I used a combination of installation and painting. In this case, I could create a de-flattened space.
For the material, I have used transparent paper with a gelatinous surface, which can create the same flowing effect as watercolor. The combination of these two media allows the flow between liquid and natural light to be retained on a transparent flat.
I try to project my feelings on this symbol, on a perceptible symbolic projection. The effect of this symbolization is to offer the beholder a way of conceiving emotion and that is something more elementary than making judgments about it.[ Feeling and Form. New York: Scribner，Langer, Susanne K，1953.]
Then I use them as the starting point for a stream-of-consciousness narrative, many of which are quite random, irrational, and fragmented, connected only by loose and vague shadows and patterns. Life is a constantly changing picture and our viewpoints as well as our reactions to our viewpoints are important. The “stream of consciousness” approach in the psychological novel conveys this idea. Because our thoughts and vision are continuous, it is possible to apply this changing thought and vision pattern to an actual pattern on paper. Furthermore, I have deliberately avoided giving them a specific narrative structure to retain their specific characteristics
My use of the elements such as abacuses and lotus flowers is based on the symbolic meaning they have. Abacus is a counting tool that has a good omen of wealth in China. I used wire to make the abacus and use real lotus seeds that were painted in red to replace the abacus beads, when I see the abacus as a society, the beads are the people moving around inside, as an individual in the collective. I want to visualize the phenomenon of forcing the individual to form a collective and challenge it.
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