Another Section of Life, 2017
Fiber Optic, Wood, Feather, Light.
diameter: 200 cm, height: 502cm
All work and photographs © Jie Fu
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About the work
'The expression of life and death can be varied in its form thus creating what I feel a romantic euphoria. Therefore, in my piece of work “Another Section of Life”, I used feathers, optical fibres and romantic visual effects as the medium to create my installation. Through symbolic feathers and colour changes alongside peoples’ self-perception towards life and death, I was able to create an artwork that captivates the scenery of Near Death Experiences and the perception of consciousness separating from a physical form.
Past philosophers and historical documents have recorded different theories and thinking on life and death. The ancient Chinese proverb “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather” (Tian-Min, 1990.) was the inspiration to the material selection in “Another Section of Life”. Though it could be argued that the use of feathers and light to symbolise creation and destruction is cliché, my twist was the creation of life and the destruction caused by the memory of death. Through interviewing some audiences at the CSM MA Interim show that viewed my installation, I found that most of audiences felt protection, isolation and serenity whilst being within the installation.'
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