Technical assistance : Yang Longhai.
THE EMOTION RECYCLING FACTORY
2007 / Sculpture / Poetry Based
Where heartaches are recycled in liberating, voodoo sculptures.
“My residence in Shanghai coincided with the breakdown of a relationship and this was where I created The Emotion Recycling Factory, my factory for transforming emotions. I created voodoo objects in which I imprisoned my inconclusive love affairs. For Souvenir d’un ange noir (Black Angel Memory) and Le Baiser du dragon (The Dragon’s Kiss), I devised the scratched mirror technique, in which we see a woman’s image appear through the mirror. This technique was subsequently much copied by the owner of the Island6 gallery in Shangai. For Mon monde est clos (My World is Closed), I adopted the “Pepper’s ghost” technique used by Méliès, which enables the video image to be made to float by means of a two-way mirror. We see a man lying down, prostrate. Through him (and thus through the video) we can read a text which expresses a certain malaise. “
Souvenir d’un ange noir
2 screens, media player, loudspeakers — 90x153x58cm
Cast : Nonglak Yingsuksantisuk.
Le Baiser du dragon
Mirror, screen, media player — 105x71x8,5cm et 22x22x7cm
Wood, mirror, LED — 95x41x192cm
Mon monde est clos
Wood, two-way mirror, paper, light bulbs, screen — 22x28x17cm.
Cast : Zhou Mu Jie.
Look At Me
Wood, dolls’ heads, hair, lightbulbs, screen — 19x26x17cm
Aère-toi mon amour
Glass, rubber, pressure gauge — 24x24x28cm
Je me fais vide
Glass, rubber, handkerchief — 33x24x39cm
Que la peste tombe sur notre dernière rencontre
Glass, paint, paper — 33x24x33cm