Semiotics of Distance

Steel, Aluminum Platter, Silicone, Mixed Media and Performance


Two metal stands of different heights ( 5ft and 4ft), each has been attached to a broken piece from one Vietnamese aluminum platter ( mâm). Pieces of the platter do not make whole when put together, but physically connect by a hand-casted, visceral silicone tube of predeterminate length. Two male performers repetitively walk around the piece and move their assigned stands to different location once they reach them.

No matter which location the two stands are positioned within space they remain a fixed "distance" which is the length of the silicone tube linking them.  Using house-hold object as signifier, the work  is an allegorization about persistent connection when confronting a futile, repetitive transformation of  proximity and location. The project is also an experiment whereas  sculpture functions not only as an object but also as the dematerialisation – an act of happening.  


Performance by Shohei Kondo and Roberto Vega.

Video Ostin Fam