Who, Passing Through The Void?
Red bricks, aged windows, light bulbs, newspapers, photos, pearls, hair, iron wire, thimble, ore powder, screen printing
Mixed materials, dimensions variable, 2023
The images on the old window are the records of the construction period of WISCO in 1958, they are reflected in the red iron ore powder on the iron plate which has traces of rust and will continue to oxidize and rust; and the empty compartment of the old window with the old drawers nested in it forms an internal intimate space, where a dim tungsten bulb hangs down, and illuminates a news story about the construction of WISCO in an old newspaper, a letter from the family of '58, and a hairline threaded with a Pearl ......
This work is the artist's journey through the "object" - from the iron ore in the mines, the reddish powder, the ochre-colored rusty iron plates, to the production of the first blast furnace of WISCO in 1958, and the resulting industrial migration and the Soviet-style red-brick community, also the community aging and disappearance today.
The artist tries to use "iron" as a metaphor, a material that is always present in this narrative, and through its transformation and combination in different forms, discusses the journey from the material to the stories, histories, individuals, and memories that are pulled by the material. In the overlapping reflections inside and outside of work, exploring the possible correlation and narrative between the individual space and the structure of the world.