Islands of Disappearing

Spatial installation, 2023

Christmas trees waiting to be removed are everywhere on the streets of New York after Christmas. These “jungles” create an outré atmosphere in the city as if they were never part of the real world. The work Islands of Disappearing firstly transforms the “streetscapes” into “images” through photography, and then represents them as “scenes” in the exhibition venue, thereby presenting an unknowable state of dissipation. Based on her practical experience in cinematic art directing, the artist connects display with the site-specific feature (i.e., specific time, place and event) of spatial installation in the venue, so as to demonstrate the existence in-between the scenes and the exhibition. She seeks to reflect the birth of art and the void it may entail, just like the Christmas trees that disappeared in situ during the New Year holidays.