Interactive Performance, steel, leather, wood, two projected videos
Length from 5 - 15 mins
Words exist as symbols.
If words are a form of abstraction, and meanings are given based on gradual evolution,
can symbols be interpreted by one’s own association in today’s world?
Wood-Eye, Eye-Human is an interactive performance based on the original meaning of the symbols in the Chinese term 「相見」.
Symbols are open to any potential interpretations.
“meeting/seeing each other”
often used as an expression of “knowing / feeling one another”
In languages derived from Ancient Chinese (Oracle bone script), components of「相見」
appear pictographic as the combination of「木+目+目+人」(Wood + Eye + Eye + Human).
When an eye and a wood (tree) come together (木+目), “interaction / mutuality” forms the character「相」.
In a similar graphical sense, the character「見」
is combined with an eye (目) sitting on top of the human (人) with legs kneeling down forms “seeing / meeting”.
Audiences are invited to participate in the performance
by positioning pieces of wood onto the metal rod with the aim of aligning the two eyes consistently for 5-15 minutes.
* Special Thanks to
Assistant - Ismene King
Filming - Eom Jeongwon, Giota Papakyriakou, Kyung Heo, Seung Hee Lee
With the eye of Carla Adra (Eye video length 10 mins)
* Wood-Eye, Eye-Human performance history:
2016 Platform 1, Bloomsbury Theatre, London
2016 Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL, London
Fortune Teller Is Not Here, 2018
Elephant the Allison, 2018
Sound Ball Game: Watermelon Salad, 2017
Momo, The Talking Hair, 2016 Study of Pores, 2016 No Jumper in Nowhere, 2016 From Kendra, with Love (let's not talk about it)., 2016 The Poems of Walls #1-4, 2016 Wood-Eye, Eye-Human (木-目，目-人), 2016 Want To Be Gulugulu With You, 2016
.................... 2015 "It Says There Is A Dead Body", 2015 Me(n)tal Skin Cage 02, 2015 280 Hours of Attachment, 2015 Exposure Practice I & II, 2015
Me(n)tal Skin Cage 01, 2014 Absent Friends, 2014
The Tiniest Projects, 2011- Mary's Everlasting Vacation Project Stuff leaking out from my mind to studios, 2009- Body Boxes, 2013