BECOMING A BODY (2020-2021)
Part 1: installation (handmade 8 boxes)
Part 2: Sublimation (2'16'') can be watched here
A Brief Statement
"Becoming a body" is a project I put my body central to the practice as the resource for inspiration and a site of struggles. The project stemmed from my self-identity and self-representation with concerns of biopolitics that come from my journey pursuing an ‘ideal’ body as a gender dissident. By using eight boxes as an installation and one moving image to present two stages that I was going though when presenting my body, which are intertwined with each other and ended spiritually self-healing.
The more the body performs, the farther it gets isolated from a contradictory fact, which Deleuze describes as the relation of the figure to its isolating space as shown in Bacon’s painting.
Additionally, the exploration of materials like 'black velvet' used for the background inside the box and the choice of metallic print aims at popping up the figures by absorbing the extra light in the box.
Medium and dimensions
Box: 30cm x 30cm x 10cm (depth)
Weight: roughly 100g for each box
Materials: Waxed leather thread 0.1cm thick (red), Grey board 0.2cm thick, Metallic print, for the box cloth-black velvet inside and black leather outside, High-firm foam sheet 0.5cm thick, Acrylic, Superglue, Needle.
by using flames as an incarnation of my body reflects the mental states of being, refers to my body transforming and transcending to an abstract and shapeless flux.
The video can be watched here