Site: PAN ASIA 5, Korea.
This artwork expresses the difficulties experienced with cognitive understanding, and is conducted through copying, mixing, and separating our cognitive and perceptual experiences with colors, sounds, genres, and actions. Along with each transitional segment in the process, the message of an unreachable final distinguishing result is always conveyed to the audience.
Following are examples of two different segments from the process:
It begins with recording of sounds from the site, with sounds made from using a long straw to blow bubbles from white and yellow liquids and followed by using the long straw to suck up a red liquid. During the process of sucking up the red liquid, the previously recorded blowing sounds with the white and yellow liquids are played. The image shows a long straw is used to connect my face with the container, but in actuality, I’ve mixed together the original perception that is held to link together the action with the sound.
At the final stage of the performance, two small glass bottles are left on the table, with lids placed on their openings. The purpose of sealing the openings of the bottles is to label the spaces contained inside those bottles, with one being empty and the other one contains a mixture of yellow and white liquids and some red liquid that I’ve spat inside. The tiny bit of red mixed in the bottle of white and yellow mixture is not distinguishable; thus, how can we tell of the existence of the red in the bottle? The other bottle, although empty, once held the red liquid used during the performance and also a tiny bit of the yellow and white mixture; therefore, is it truly an empty bottle?