The artist channels her experience of making and
performing with marionettes into her sculptures to encompass flexible joints
and detachable appendages. Mechanical limits between the joints incarnate
a critical state of the mind, granting the sculptures a balanced structure and
a static momentum.
︎02 - Almost Hysterical 几近癔狂
Almost Hysterical 几近臆狂, 2020 limewood, silicone, stainless steel 椴木、硅胶、不锈钢 103 x 42 x 49cm
Almost hysterical attempts to depict a subtle state where the extreme emotion is
almost uncontrollable. The form of arch - the torso of this work - is Inspired by
a clinical graphite depicting the hysteria syndrome by Richer Paul, an anatomist
in the late 19th century. The head of the piece looks like a screaming tonsil,
while the legs fold to the extreme with their tiptoes slightly touching the
ground. The neck and hip are supported by stainless steel railing. The tiny
tiptoes provide just the right amount of support from the ground for the piece
to stand on its own. However, given the extreme bend of the torso, such balance
is fragile and easy to fall apart.