This series is a continuum of the study on external perspective and the situational gaze (“Gaze I and Identity”). While studying the relationship between gaze and individuals of the society, not only did I see that people’s opinionated perspective influences others, but that it also affects relationship and faith between people in society.
The more people become aware of how other people look at themselves, the more they are try to package their behavior with pretty excuses. To establish a closer relationship, people hide their inner characters, providing a reasonable cause to the statement that people no longer engage in sincere relationships. In this case, victims are only left with fake-selves that are invented through the gaze.
Now, we face the difficult situation of how we may define faithful or truthful relationships. Here is an upcoming question: Is there any true relationship to be believed it as itself? Then what is the truth in a relationship? Wanting to have truthful relationships has turned into a meaningless, waste of time.
This project is to encourage public to question themselves of the real meaning of relationships in society affected by gaze. Therefore, study of this phenomenon sets the general hypothesis, showing vague relations in our lives so that audiences can be interact with it.
Open Invitation, 2015, Stainless steel, Acrylics, 1200*600*1000
Just like the tale of the fox and the crane is a famous bedtime story where is not only educates children of being polite, but tells adults that there never can be perfect goodwill without something in return.
There are plates on the table, there is nothing that the guest can do. But audiences can think of what will be returned from the fake table.
Air Mood Can : How About Your Feeling?, 2015, Installation (Cans, designed label and refrigerator), 650*580*1830
This work was created in order to sell Canned Air that could change the ambience. No one would really know if the ambience changed after opening the Can, but it is an experiment to sell an intangible product using people’s implicit consumerism.
“We sell fresh air with different air: freshness is a bonus, and they are for sale at all times!”
Bitter candy, 2015, Sculpture (Sugar, soap, food color, spirng, soil cement, flowerpot), 30*30*60
There is an old saying that goes: “Stranger Danger.” This is a warning which implies that strangers can cause unexpected harm. Considering that one never can fully comprehend strangers at first sight, this is a very manipulative phrase. Korean people put this sentence as “Don’t’ follow a stranger with candies.” Thus viewer of this situation will believe that the stranger has good will to give the child sweets.
“Stranger Danger” is no longer a suitable proverb for children of the modern world, people living the society of “Neighbor Danger” become more devious as they are constantly under the observations of others. It is truly sad to see people hiding themselves in the frame of others’ perspectives, fading the good nature and trust between each other.
Therefore, this work intended to believe it as sweets made by soap and popped to random directions for constantly asking ourselves about trust within relationships through the ordinary object.