Projects > Hongxing Li Inflection

This installation is located in one room inside of a building in the Hongxing Li (Red Star Area). Inflection means to change meaning by modifying word pronunciation. Tone and context change perception- Household objects or a nail in a wall may become tragic and fascinating relics in this place because we know they will be demolished.

Inflection also means to deviate from the straight or normal course- Creating something here in the midst of a destructive process.

Materials found here are pragmatically sturdy and resistant to their imminent destruction. By cementing shards to the walls, the walls are made thicker and fragments of ceramic and glass find a new purpose. Their reflective nature lends them an immateriality though and absence is pervasive. Sparkling paint has traced objects that were removed.

The room’s reflective nature increases its changeability in the face of light and time. The windows are Westward-facing and the room is most illuminated when the day is ending.

Hongxing Li Inflection
Hongxing Li Inflection