This piece was made when I was a resident artist at Camac in France. The studio provided by the artist village was a room with huge pillars under the peaked roof on the third floor of a stone building. I felt it’s a very pretty space, with La Seine and a huge forest outside the front window. I wished to bring the outer environment feeling into the studio. With the intention of recreating trees and birds chirping, I began to create in that studio.
Black lines were drawn on the wall with conductive inks; actually, I formed them into shapes of trees and trumpets. When audience uses pencils to connect two separate parts of inks, a conductive circuit will be formed for the conductive nature of pencils. Through the amplifier, the noise will form a sound. Audience’s drawing is like the growing branches of trees. And the sound can be erased by the materialized eraser. Through the contact of bodies and the black lines, different conductivity of different body creates the bird-chirping effect. This work expresses the existence of images, sound and the idea of space at the same time.