Space/Materiality Proj3: Performative Object

Space/Materiality, Performative Object:

Time: During lunch time 12:30

Site: First floor in the University center

Relation: The new school student using Instagram a lot so when they see this Instagram board they can got some ideal from my work.

Title of your piece: Instagram board

Date: 12/12/2018

Approx. Dimensions of object:28 inch*22 inch

Materials List:Cardboard, Mirror paper, Wood,Thread

Date and duration of performance (total time you spent performing)

I spend 3min for performance.

Video link:

I hang the cardboard in front of me. I will take the initiative to go to people to show me my work and explain why I am doing this work.


My ecological issue is People are too addicted to themselves in social networks and forget their true self. Then I made an Instagram board. I put the mirror paper. People can see themselves, to help them realized without the photograph without social networks the real them are the best. I choose the First floor of the University Center. Because in the new school I believer that each student all have Instagram so my performance would catch people’s attention. And make them think about the intention under my object. When people get curious about the meaning of my object, I would explain to them that it is vital to focus more on the inside of yourself, your true self.We should not care too much about other people’s judges. Just be who you are, when you appreciate the real side of yourself, other people would like you as well. I carried the object on my body to make it as an extension of my body. My performance aimed to make people pay more attention to the real inside of me instead of my appearance. After doing this project, I start to observe if this problem has begun to be solved in the environment. I also start to care more about people’s responses to this problem. It is my first time performing in front of the public. I felt really awkward in the beginning. I was afraid to show people my project. I felt upset when some people refused to see my work and walked away. However, I did not give up, and some people became interested in my work and were willing to listen to my presentation, I felt pleased. I really hope my performance would catch people’s attention and make them think about the problem on themselves.


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