Four Quadrants in Paraxoxity
Using elements from our daily life, Nowhere Station is reflective of the reality experienced by us, the denizens of the metropolis. At once, the audience is confronted with the dual meaning of “nowhere”; it can be interpreted both as “no-where” and “now-here”. This intended ambiguity introduces uncertainty, which may be the source for feeling lost. Here, to be lost is not to be disoriented, but to feel the despair of getting nowhere and experience the anxiety that stems from the mechanized day-to-day life. As a whole, Nowhere Station presents a familiar subway scene in a vacuumed space, and uses the scene as a point of departure for the exhibition.
It is an undebatable fact that the city, or rather the whole earth, is being polluted. While being conscious of this fact, Green Pollution confronts the audience with its surreal imagination—what if the plants are the sources of pollution instead of its victims? While watching the plants’ attempt to take over the city, the audience cannot help but feel remorse for them, for this scene mocks the reality that it is the other way around—it is the plants that are disappearing.
You are lucky if you love your job. But if you cannot run away from your work, might as well enjoy it. Here, the Addictive Office takes the ordinary office scene and transforms it into a place of work-addicts. By using elements that are usually not associated with the traditional workspace such as neon lights and dim lighting, this scene presents the workspace as somewhere you would go for fun. Though, it is worth thinking that, is being a workaholic and having no passion for your work two subspecies of the same morbidness?
Being transparent is a good thing, except when it comes to your privacy. Nowadays, people are being watched in different ways with or without noticing. Although bathrooms are supposed to be a safe and private space, in Paradoxity we challenge this idea. Transparent Bathroom explores the actions of seeing and being watched, by presenting the bathroom to the public eyes. It questions the boundary between your privacy and the public domain.