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Family Market, 2015, wall piece: Graphite and acrylic on paper, wood panel, Plexiglas, electronic motor, LED, H:43 x W: 27 x D: 3.9 inch; floor piece(Weather Cock): 2015, wood, LED, speaker, micro-controller, alum crystal, H:26 x W:14 x D:13 inch

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With the technology developments and economy advancement, our quality of life has been improved. However, on the other side of the developments in materiality, whether human-spirit has also been improved is in doubt. In this work, the family is depicted as a metaphor of a certain group of people or country, whom steps on a conveyer where a mountain of packed meats with zero labels wait. The family except a small boy in an optical effect/illusion suggests group-ness or same-minded-ness , in other words, people with the same thoughts and who share the same information, taste of commodity. A small child suggests an unbiased and authentic state. The packed meats represent human-desire and wealth with mass-production, which are cheap and available to everyone with shallowness. The mirrored spinning drill extended from the mosaic mechanic box next to the family symbolizes systematic order and aggression; when the drill spins, the conveyer turns on and everything starts to move forward for good or worse. This work suggests the uncertainty and depression of the technology combined world where things are easily consumed and disposed.

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The floor piece is a metaphor of their house, which is made by wood mosaics. While the weather cock spins, the LED matrix shows texts of a story of North South East West, then the weather cock points at a random direction. The 10k on the golden bar shines with the sound produced from the mosaic house. The whole installation throws a message of human-desire with a hysterical psychotic sense – what do human-beings seek for? The story text shown on the LED matrix is as follows:

In the South is a golden straw house.
In the North is an abandoned castle.
The poor in the West look at the East.
The wealthy keep the South and North.
……Where are you?

 

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