"Daily Ritual-cutting flower" is a reflection on our controlled society and accesses the unspoken agreement in human relationships.
I begin by cutting beautiful randomly selected flowers in a ritualistic manner.
I conclude with a cautionary reading of the event’s surrounding the Tower of Babel by a Dutch speaker, and it's slightly changing
to literal imagination scene with the rapid speed art auction voice.
The nature of these images and ideas range from the theological to the social and ideological.
I made a subconscious controlled situation by the 300 sq.
of space sculptural installation. Using objects such as business shirts, colorful pacifiers, a broken computer, an IV, wrapping of clear
plastic, and a hidden teddy bear, I deconstructed the symbols of personal dogma. I tied my body with many colorful tubes.
During the performance, I played a voice-over that gave me quests, for instance, “Be strong,” “Be honest yourself,” “Thanks to people”…etc with limited time. The sound manifests a priest sermon that they give people a hint or guide for better life. It, however, always has the limited of human thoughts under the “God” control. Each time for the actions, I had a choice what I am going to do for the task.
The other to say the choice is always controlled and limited by something.
"Breathing Under the Deep Sea" investigates a thought experiment.
In essence, it is as if I voluntarily stop to breathe to make sure that I am in control, and that I am not indeed ruled by outside forces.
This piece shows melancholic abstract puzzles. The contrast between boiling water and walking under the sea is the symbolic metaphor of this piece.
This is similar to a relationship between the water and air, as well as personal emotion and systematic restraint from the head.
I am not interested in figuring out the contrast, such as black or white, and happy or sad. My focus is more about the fluidity cobweb zone.