2018, book, Changeable Installation, Mixed media (printed book,white objects), 200*600*850
Professional artists, more often than not, play the role of giving inspiration to people, and the thing we would really like to know is on where they get their own inspirations. There may be objet and instants good enough to inspire the artists, but I stand that those who see the works done by these artists, which can be referred to as spectators, are also a source of inspiration to many artists.
We artists tend to show works that are on the brinks of completion and the spectators are able to take part in the work of the artists at the point of the very last step. There have been many artists until now, but never has there been an artist, at least to my knowledge, that was able to present the earlier steps or structures of an artwork.
Organizing an artwork in the earlier part of artwork creation is the part where many artists struggle the most, which makes it the longest step in creating an artwork. Things tend to just turn out not to be as easy as anticipated. My work will not only show who I am as an artist, but also stir up a new feeling that is less likely to bore those who see my work. I really enjoy creating an artwork series, but it is inevitable for me those that display rapid changes, because I tend to create things that are rather short. Thus, suggestions about future projects from the audiences themselves. In other words, I would like to expose the initial step of creating an artwork, which is the step of organization.
On the table are a few symbolic objects that I commonly use to stir up my inspirations. Up until now, I have always given suggestions to the spectators that see my artwork via applying the very inspirations that I get from these objects. But the question I would like to ask here is: “How will the objects that affect my very own life and work look like to the spectators of my very own work?” With the help of ( ) book, I would like to just throw this question to the spectators and hear their very own reply.
I use ( ) the most when it comes to adding an annotation or a supplemental phrase, describing a movement, surrounding, or status, indicating that it is a place to put in a content, mark a certain meaning in another language, and finally, deleting certain part of a work. I think of a bracket as a symbolic mark that not only suggests both the positive and negative possibility all at once, but also give suggestions to those who read and write, without any pressure.
This very book contains a variety of brackets with their very own size and length. The spectators, after looking at these objects, will put in a sentence or a word that comes to mind. There may be brackets full of sentence or words that are most helpful to the artist, but there may also be a few brackets that have to be ignored. I will then start a new project after reading all the things written on every bracket. No one knows which bracket will contain the contents that are either most helpful or should be ignored. I myself am also expecting that very result.
( ) :
Used when adding in words that will be of help,
Used when describing a movement, surrounding, or status,
Used when indicating content,
Used when marking a certain word into another language with the same meaning,
Used when to delete or hide something.
Whatever you put in this bracket; what meaning would it carry?
( ) Book Final Execution