(with Spicy Seaweed Popcorn)

Photography Installation (2023)

"Standing here wondering where to go" questions the impact and legitimacy of certain conventional standards and norms in our society on individuals.

In a space composed of a two-dimensional image frozen in stillness due to high-speed movement, five steel wires traverse the space, connecting boxes covered in sand and filled with writing.  An artist book attempting to reconstruct the artist's perception of reality by disrupting past memories is placed on the sand, and as viewers flip through the book, the sand continually slips off the boxes. The artist aims to present the aspects of life that have been evaporated by rules in the collision between the flat and three-dimensional, image and space.

《Spicy Seaweed Popcorn》is the result of the artist's fusion and reconstruction of reality and memories accumulated since 2014. Based on ordinary and bizarre moments from everyday life, the book uses reflective sheets commonly used for traffic safety warnings as its cover and is composed of snapshots, some paper remnants such as receipts with missing data, traffic violation notices shrouded in safety nets, randomly received gym flyers, and handwritten letters exchanged among youth. Through the visual reconstruction of images, the work attempts to recreate the "reality" space constructed by unpredictable external factors and the implicit rules within, confronting the contradictions and rationality within reality.

摄影装置<Standing here wondering where to go>质疑了我们所处的社会中某些约定俗成的标准与规范给个人带来的影响及其存在的合理性。


其中,摄影书《Spicy Seaweed Popcorn》是作者自2014年积累到现在的将现实和记忆进行混合重构的结果。这本书以日常生活中平凡而又荒诞的瞬间为基础,以交通安全警示常用的反光纸为封面,并由快照、一些残留的纸张(如数据缺失的收据、被安全网遮挡的交通违章通知单、随机收到的健身房传单、年轻人之间的手写信件等)组成。作品试图通过对图像的视觉重构,再现由不可预知的外部因素和内部隐性规则所构建的 "现实 "空间,直面现实中的矛盾与合理性。

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