Imbalance —Installation, Performance
"Imbalance (tentative name)" is another exploration of the expectations and stumbling between two generations. Just as Atlas lifted the sky with his arms, the artist lifts the huge heavy device in motion to try to bear his weight and find balance under his movement.
When artist thinks about the relationship with my father, he often feels that something loses balance in the relationship. And the long-term neglect of this unbalanced state has also caused an imbalance in artist’s body and mind. On the one hand, he shoulders the expectations and dreams of my family. On the other hand, he was oppressed by this expectation, and even affected by it. The huge rotating device is a symbol of this ongoing imbalance. And the artist have to shoulder these things and move on.
The lifting here is not a resistance to father. Because when the artist lift up the installation, he is confronting the energy generated by the imbalance in the existing relationship, not the relationship with his father himself. The feeling of oppression due to weight is the pressure that the artist is trying to simulate in this relationship.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the production of "Imbalance (tentative name)" is still in progress. The whole piece plans to complete in summer 2020. The final form of the work will consist of a kinetics installation and a recorded performance video.