Now is Nowhere 於今無所處 Concrete and Straw / 混凝土、吸管 Size Variable / 視場地尺寸而定 2014 ( Installation view of Now is Nowhere in IT PARK, Taipei, 2014 )
Now is Nowhere is paired with Taste Memory, which was shown in Berlin, Germany a few years back. They both deal with one’s emotional attachment to certain objects that contain fragments of personal stories. Different materials are present in the pieces: straws that pierce through the remnants of an old, heritage home left from a government forced removal; betel nut juice splattered over a flickering fluorescent tube that dangles in the air. The disappearance of a home as well as the mortification of an object are both processes that stimulate a tragic breach within an emotion or a material. Despite their precarious condition, these objects retain a possibility for human affection. This emotive sense of existence presents the core “matter” that I attempt to capture within the pieces.