displaying flux

Who has stolen our bodies? are 27 soap bars in different states of diminishment, miniature sculptures made from human flesh and skin. Chinese artist Chu Yun conceived this piece in 2002, capturing our everyday routines in a specific instant, before some of the bars simply disappeared…

Human present absence also occurs in worn-away staircases; or timber flooring scratches under a loosen door. But it could also be hygienic, that city neighbourhoods would shrink in size, the more people use them (contrary to today’s Detroit); forcing to be replaced by a new one and reinvented again and again…

He also visualized in his beautiful piece Constellation (2006) the amount of everyday objects in state of error that surround us, by illuminating a room only with their chaotic alert LEDs: a printer out of paper, a cell phone with an unread SMS or a laptop out of battery. Once inside the dark space filled with inoffensive objects, one gets the frightening feeling of being in front of a robotic machine controlling Life.

[Source and images> Hans Ulrich Obrist: The China Interviews, 2009]

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