ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Chi Ming Cheng
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 集印城市
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) In Aggregate
MEDIA Floral foam, lego, iron slippers,
YEAR 2012
DIMENSION 900.00cm x 120.00cm x 10.00cm x 0.00cm (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Video Art
Installation
Performance Art
Interactive Installation
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

10% of the world’s population lived in cities in 1900, 50% is now living in cities today and 75% is an estimate for the year 2050.

Ever since men first learnt to use tools, the same ambition has driven the construction of countless buildings to display power and strength. Cities are superior than all other areas of the world that people are competing to move into there. Yet, problems become more concentrated in such over-developed confined spaces, stimulating the psyche of lives in the cities - alienation, apathy, indifference, disconnection, and solitude.

The project aims to reflect such developing process “In Aggregate”. It is an interactive installation which allows visitors involving in the creation process as well as being part of the work. The appearance of the work will be changing according to the participation of each visitor’s intention - this responds to the human ambitions in developing the city.

Each visitor can design a pair of clogs by fitting blocks on the bottom like playing Lego to make an urban layout, and step across anywhere upon the floral foam platform in a specific area inside the secret space to create patterns of blocks which associate with the urban development. Visitors are free to step over blocks created by previous visitors. The urban layout as a whole is changing from time to time. We will cast the pattern on the clay plates everyday to show the process.

The clogs, floral foam platform with urban layout created by the visitors and the visitors themselves are all parts of the work. The whole process will be documented by video and plaster cast. The video, plaster casts and clogs will become the documentation as well as a series of permanent artworks after the event.

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EXHIBITION(S) (ENG)
第一步 選擇適合你著的鐵屐。 第二步 你可以用LEGO方塊砌出你獨特的鐵屐。 第三步 在指定範圍你可以隨意踏步,在花泥板上 踏出不同形狀。你也可以踏在別人踏成的 形狀之上。 敬請放回鐵屐。 第四步 踏出之圖案累積後看像城市,不停變化。 我們會將過程拍攝紀錄下來。 第五步 我們會在展覽完結前定期將部份「集印城 市」以石膏倒模。 最後一步 整個花泥板「集印城市」範圍將拆毀。 完。

Step 1
Choose a pair of iron clogs that fit you.
STEP 2
Design your own pair of clogs by fixing the
LEGO blocks onto the bottom.
Step 3
Walk wherever you like within the
boundary carefully. Building patterns will
be created on the floral foam platform. You
are free to step over patterns created by
others.
Please put the iron clogs back.
Step 4
The patterns will be aggregated like a city.
Its outlook is changing from time to time.
We are recording the process by video
camera.
Step 4
Part of the "In Aggregate" will be casted
by plaster regularly before the end of the
exhibition.
Last Step
All the floral foam platform will be
demolished. The end.
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TAGS 互動 Interactive
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