Entrapment was a performance/video work that showed me sitting in front of a torch and melting glass strings to build a cage around my hands. With a glimmering light of torch flame, everything looked vague except the moments when the glass became glowing hot. At the end, I completed the glass cage around both hands, sincerely examined it and remained in the dark with total solitary. The piece was about depression — it’s pain, fragility and how depressed one would deliberately encase him/herself in a cage.
Similar to Entrapment, Fragile Space was a performance/video work that showed me building a transparent cage around myself with a hand torch. The cage was transparent, hardly visible and looked fragile. As the cage grew more, it became harder to move my body. Even so, I deliberately entrapped myself into it. At the end,unlike Entrapment, I broke out of the cage and left it. The works were initiated by my experience of depression. I wanted to visualize a social and psychological blockage that people create around them.
Shy me is a mirror that keeps turning away from the viewer. I tried to create a repulsive feeling.
Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates. - The Kybalion
Shaking Table is my early work with vibration. I set various shapes of blown glass pieces on a small table. Some of them were filled halfway with water. A sheet of mirror was under the glass pieces to magnify the reflection of water. Table started to tremble when a viewer approached. It was subtle movement, hard to notice visually. Only clinking sounds and the reflection of shaking water indicated the presence of vibration.
A train passing in the distance, the beginning of an earthquake, and the clinking of champaign glasses at the party: those are the images I hoped to evoke from the vibration. I hoped to create the feeling of both nervousness and excitement through it.