My grandmother lost her sight because of cataracts and currently live in nursery house. “GRANDMA” is a multi-media installation art that deals with the relationship between my grand mother, my mother and myself and how that has been shifted due to her blindness. 12min long video is composed of a various different kinds of visual/audio from day-to-day conversation to home video recorded in late 90s.
The video is projected in a white cube space which resembles the shape of my grandma’s nursery home’s room, and the audience are invited to step in to the space and have a seat to get full experience. The paradox is, once they decided to engage with the piece, their body will distract projection image, which forces them to have unexpectedly immersive experience.
A pile of white roses made out of paper is a representation of my grandma’s decreasing interest in her life. Rose is her favorite flower; yet, it doesn’t have color anymore and even if they piled up on the floor, it will never hit her eyes.
DEARBED is an autobiographical durational performance art that sheds light on the complexity of students' lives in the Tri-Co community(Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore College) by featuring their stories through the lens of the college bed. The project consists of a durational performance from 8pm on 4/7 to midnight on 4/8, along with an interactive, open exhibition in Founders Great Hall at Haverford College, incorporating monologues written by current college students. 21 beds are placed in the space and each pillow has a speaker in it. The audience can listen to different stories by laying down on the bed and put their ears on a pillow.
Sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and the E. Clyde Lutton 1966 Memorial Fund.
Sculpture made out of found objects that has been collected from street in West Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, it is culturally common to put furniture out on the street, so that they can get rid of their unwanted furniture.
Home as physical object seems very permanent; however, conceptually it is very fragile as we move from one house to another constantly. H/O/M/E is an attempt to capture this idea of permanently not permanent permanence inhabiting in our home— our life.
On March 28th, 2017, Philadelphia was raining all day long as if rain captures our communal emotion toward election result on March 27th. How grief occupying our community was indescribable; yet, at the same time, there was a group of people celebrating with the result out of sheer joy. On that day in the politically divided time, for some, that rain was tear of pain in their heart but for others it was a call to cherish the moment. And after all, rain is a reminder that our life and concern is just a peck of dust in the scale of this great universe. Let that set us free for now.
far far far away (2017)
About human heart, blood and vessels.
Material: Steel and string
If even tree dies, what are we even fighting for? (2017)
As it gets colder and winter comes, twigs drops because trees has a mechanism that stops sending nutrition then rather store those as fuel to survive through cold winter.