地板 The Floor
地板 The Floor
Plastic floor tile, photography, video
Occasionally, the original plastic floor tiles in the working studio at No. 72, Yanping road in Xiluo were dismantled, but, instead, the elegant and classic square floor bricks were accidentally found underneath. These square floor bricks were hidden under pieces and pieces of plastic floor tiles. They are still here, though no one knows about their existences.
At the beginning of the plan, I simply wanted to reappear the square floor bricks with removing, cleaning, and washing processes to resurface the floor bricks that have been hidden for years again. During the processes, because of the repetitive physical works, they separated my body movements with my thinking. My body could keep working with the same physical works without my brain involvement. Therefore, with the physical work processes, the thoughts, which weren’t planned in the original plan, occurred simultaneously with the floor bricks’ appearance.
Covering: the plastic floor tiles were covering the square floor bricks. First one was covering, and the second one was been covered. The relation between the two was changed after the destruction. I tried to find more possibilities in the original covering and be-covered patterns, and also the transformation between the relations.
Repetition and Waiting: Maybe it is a reflection of reality, or it is just a projection of a pure mind. During the time and effort spending on the physical work processes, I noticed about “repetition” and “waiting”. They reminded me of the 25-year waiting in Marquze’s No one Writes to the Colonel. I thought about the people I saw on the Yanping road, and also thought of myself.
Day after day, we know what should we expect, and know the reason why we are waiting for it willingly. The square floor bricks maybe know. However, neither of us can speak it out with a reason.