This is an installation of three Foam made Rocks feeding by the Ivy drips.
In China, drips are so commonly prescribed that the country’s national health organization started public awareness campaigns to try to limit the practice. According to the World Health Organization, China is among the countries that use the most intravenous treatments; in 2010, the last year for which data is available, the region averaged 4.18 injections per person per year; the world average is just 2.88. The W.H.O. estimates that over a half-million new cases of hepatitis B were contracted there that year because of unsafe injection practices, and more than 6,000 new cases of H.I.V.
People in China had been fell into a habit of getting ivy drip when they are sick no matter what kinds of illness it is. And they haven’t realized how bad it will damage their body if they keep doing it.
So I thought of having the transformation of rock in the river to represent this situation.
The Main idea of my final project is related to the transformation of the rock in the river, how it is smooth out by the water. The sharp surface will turn to a more circular surface over years. (relates to TIME and space)
During the process, I found research is really important. It will be really helpful to get what you want and also inspiration. The plan of how I am going to do it is also important as well. I made a plan of what material I need and found out the stores’ location and afterwards everything became so easy and fast
Research and Inspirations:
Ai Wei Wei is a well known artist from China, and a lot of his work are addressing the social problem. Like the sunflower seeds, he was trying to It alludes to the globalization and mass production in China that caters to western consumerism, and to the deemed insignificant element at the bottom of the production chain – thousands of cheap labors, assembly lines in gigantic factories, and tedious procedures. Absurdly, ‘Sunflower Seeds’ provided work for 1,600 artisans in Jingdenz. My project is also about addressing the problem in china.
I got inspired from Katharina Grosse was the material she used for her art pieces. And also John’s suggestion–Foam.
I created a short video to show the perspective of a rock in the water
2. Sunny day regular river
4.Calm river with little waves