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Week 6 (3/7 - 7/7) Half way...Time to start with the Grad show

Honestly, I'm panicking and clueless. Although I would definitely draw all walls and floors, there is much more than that to be done. This is the 3rd draft but it is far from being good enough. I need to do more research and find some more references.

Artists who made labyrinthine installation art:

motoi yamamoto shapes 'a path of memories' with intricate maze-pattern installation

Yamamoto uses intricate patterns to symbolise memory and fragments of time. He uses paint, salt to create these labyrinths to resolve his own issues but at the same time hope the work would provide some space for contemplation for the viewers. That sounds like what I want to achieve in my installation in the grad show!

https://www.motoi-works.com/works/installation-labyrinth

John Miller's Lost maze disorientates visitors with mirrored panels


Mirror could play a part of my installation as I am very self-reflective (and also enjoy looking at myself in the mirror) and sharing my experience would mean encouraging the audience to do the same. The best part of mirrored image is that it is different to how other people see us, i.e. how we actually look, which echoes to Sartre's existentialistic view of the body—we only know our body as we know the bodies of the others because there is no way to experience the sensing of the body itself, like seeing the seeing. Without the otherness there might be no way to understand what it means to exist as something of substance. But can we, or how much can we get that by looking at mirrors?



Photo Feature: Richard Long Walking A Labyrinth At Modern Art Oxford

Richard Long's labyrinth installation is the most similar form to the early labyrinth found in religious sites like old Cathedrals in France and old churches in England. Later on labyrinths were brought into universities as a space for students and staffs and basically everyone to have some peace away from the bustle and hustle to think and have conversations with themselves.


Robert Morris LABYRINTH

This is an interesting labyrinth as it looks like a cage and you are guided into the furthermost to the "trap"/lock-up. The famous thinker Georges Bataille proposed that the labyrinth is a disoriented space of someone who has lost his way but wishing to find a way out, i.e. a solution, from knowledge will only transform labyrinth into prison.

"Within the ‘labyrinth’ a paradox is allowed: we lose ourselves to find ourselves."

I saw somewhere that the difference between a maze and a labyrinth is that a maze is a place to get lost and to find the way (or lost forever) but a labyrinth is a place for contemplation. For me, what I want to do might be a bit of both, like the quote above, getting lost and found is possible better than attending a lecture at Harvard, if it is about life lessons.

How does the Entanglement resonate with that? I think for me right now there's something I really want to spilt out, which is the strange feelings about memories. After recovering some but not even close to half? of all the lost memory fragments, yes, my brain is fragmented, I just have this strange feeling from time to time: Sometimes I feel like around 8-10 years of my life felt like a lie and I was not myself. It felt like being possessed and one day I was 15 and the next day I woke and I was 25, although in some way, or in others' eye, I've become a better person. But at what cost? Could anyone understand this??? And what does this mean? Time is illusionary. Time means nothing.


It is like I have travelled at the speed of light and suddenly slowed down to normal slow speed to this moment but this moment also means nothing...


While being so lost in this, I am also reading the book Art and Physics hoping to find some insights because time interests me a lot...


Let's enjoy this AMAZING piano cover by Peter Buka of Time from the Inception movie soundtrack.


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