Vaporised By Sunrise | 14:07 Min | Video Still | 2012

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Supported by FONDATION D'ENTREPRISE HERMÈS 2012

This work is created for my solo exhibition "Resolution of Reality" at Third Floor Hermes. In the video, the objects are sculpted in Styrofoam as they are melted away using a solvent. The objects are of electronic and technological devices. The reason why I decided on using Styrofoam as a material instead of using the actual objects itself is because I found the foam very similar to the human flesh. When the foam is melted using the solvent, the process is very organic, and there is a sizzling sound to it, much like an acid-burn to the skin or meat being cooked on a hot-plate. Hence, the experience of watching the video is causes a bodily reaction. As if the objects are a part of us dissolving away, so I took the Styrofoam which is a highly artificial material, and used it like it was an organic material, like flesh. I am very interested in the way tools and equipment breakdown. And I think during these occurrences, they often provide a moment of questioning and reflection.

The works "The Remains" below:
I completed the exhibition at Third Floor Hermes by giving the audience a little visual treat. The exhibition at Third Floor Hermes is planned in a way which the viewer is required to move around the gallery. If one makes a slight effort, you will discover this hanging installation made using props that remained from the film "Vaporised By Sunrise"