Distraction Is The Obstruction To The Construction, 2020
"Distraction is an obstruction to the construction" is an interactive installation that mimics the mechanism of daydreaming.
Daydreaming is a combination of random thoughts, a little bit of reminiscence of the day, and some memories from the past. It is an activity of how we escape mentally from boring tasks and an adventure of our wandering mind.
In this installation, a large plate spins at a gentle pace with lots of objects moving randomly on the main surface, which represents the collective thoughts that run through the mind in a daydream. This movement invites passers-by to approach and insert symbolic tokens into the slowly spinning sculpture. Once inserted, the token"distracts" from the movement of the spinning plate.
This kinetic installation invites travellers to rewrite and drift away in the daydream.
This work is commissioned by The Place Hotel Taipei, and will be showing at The Place Hotel Lobby with another two artists from 20 March to 20 September 2020.