Fallen Cycle, 2019
In collaboration with Tian Titirat Skultantimayta
We humans are 3 dimensional beings living in space-time. The nature of change is apparent to us when we place excerpts of time side by side on our mental projection pane. When the series of change repeat themselves, they can be interpreted predictable as going forth and back or shifting between states in cyclical manner.
“Fallen Cycle” is a spatial art project consist of 2 pieces of work, Fallen Cycle (Clay) and Fallen Cycle (Paper). The two works are installed in the same space as they are meant to be in the same conversation.
Fallen Cycle (Clay) consists of ceramic pieces resembling dry leaves scattering on the gallery floor. These leaves out of natural context point to the natural cycle as observed by human. The leaves sculpture of Fallen Cycle (Clay) on the gallery floor act partly as an emulsifier harmonising the space in the attic art space to the outside. Although they appear similar, the leaves in nature are part of natural cycle, the leaves on the street need to be swept, and the leaves in the gallery setting become something else. Not only the context of leaves makes them different things, but also encourage different interactions with them.
Fallen Cycle (Paper) is a page of poetry on the wall, with the alphabets carved out of the page. It is a translation from the last poem written by a zen monk named Gozan in 1789. The page material, perforated with the absence of the poem, would be juxtaposed by another text composed from the letters that used to be homogeneous with the very same page. The alphabets and the voids left on the page are the complementary opposites of identical outlines. The shift of arrangement creates a different meaning, they are of the similar elements with distinct compositions. And upon a close inspection, one might find further dissimilarities present in absence.