Women are as water; water is the medium for purity and also the sustainer of life.
Purification was created during a residency in New Zealand at Unitec’s, Department of Visual Art and Design. The work the integrates local Maori myths, symbol and Nu Shu, in order to construct new mysterious characters. The concept comes from both water and the water’s surface, symbolizing purification, transformation, fusion and breakthrough of the psychical structure. The reflective water surface works as a mirror that tends to upset what we normally see in the world, while the images under the water and the interaction of participants brings ripples, conversion, blurring and tranquility that represent a kind of spiritual purification and transformation. As human thoughts are soaked and washed by the flowing water, it always crisscrosses with duality such as clean and dirty, pure and filthy. However, as water washes away the dirt and makes us clean; it also washes away the smudges in life and the imperfection of society, letting us experience a sense of purity. There is a feeling of tranquility after the rippling wind stops, as the waves slow down, and our minds become as still as the water.
Purification is an interactive multimedia work, via special program design, projected by two projectors onto a 120ﾟarc screen and one on the ground. As the audience walks into the exhibition area, the image projected on the ground turns into ripples. Meanwhile, they can also watch the images on the wall, experiencing the quietness away from the crowd and din. Everything is back to the beautiful beginning, which is a good chance for pondering upon the meaning of peacefulness and desire-less-ness.