When Surface Betrays Solidity | Video projection on a stack of wood | 2012



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While filming in Haw Par Villa, I chanced upon a lake which is cover with a thick layer of green algae. The algae were so dense, that when from a distance it felt like it was concrete painted green. The water was so still and felt firm and solid. It changes our perception of water, from fluidity to solidity, through the alteration of what happens on the surface. It’s quite interesting how sometimes when we look at an object we can sense its weight without even lifting it. I am interested in this relation between surface and solidity. The video is made by silk-screening an image over water.

Supported by FONDATION D'ENTREPRISE HERMÈS 2012

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