Another way of remembering…

A light sculpture looks like the brain and combines with it the sound of breath. It is an inflatable PVC transparent material which inflates in and out to form the inhale and exhale. On top of the transparent PVC, there are many stories written as a kind of information in many languages. It creates phases with atmospheric elements. 


This work reflects the link between memory and identity.  It is an insightful perspective which reflects the diversity of social backgrounds. The interactions between art and science have effects on contemporary art which inspires me to take my work deeper. 

By connecting time, light, space and sound in this work, I can explore the relationship between (age and health: medical matters) and (emotion and identity: psychological matter). It is an attempt to explore the type of information that we could memorise. If someone speaks many languages, which language is the information in our mind written in? It is a kind of complexity which looks simple by a light composition in atmospheric dimensions.

Audiences have the chance to write their memories and stories in the sculpture, but this time, they have to recognize and acknowledge the truth, then they can express it in any language they choose. At the same time, people can move around it and see it from every angle. Once you look up you will see the reflections on the wall. If you are really near, the light will reflect on your face which will create a new self-portrait which you have never seen. Also, you can feel the breath of the work and you can hear the heart beats. It is an investigation to create a correlation between art and science in the memorising process.

“Intercultural crossings, which are at the core of our contemporary society, are underpinned and shaped by three essential elements: time, space and people. Such encounters and interactions have the capacity not only to promote diversity and a healthy exchange of ideas, but also to act as a catalyst for conflict”.       Marques, others