The work is inspired by the news of a Chinese teacher who resigned from her job with a letter saying "the world is big, I want to see it." Scattered texts, abandoned pet fish, and personal drawings act as clues to piece together a fictional disappearing. The installation aims to heighten the sudden suspension of mundane routine, while highlighting the apprehension around waiting and uncertainty. In the other room, various sound installations would be activated by the visitors’ motions, which would trigger tiny sounds of ambient field recordings, as well as notes and poetry on distance and intimacy, all of which require close listening.
Installation view at By art matters, Hangzhou, China
2022/1/1 - 1/16