Bridge 4

My name is Amy, my major on Architectural Design, and I’m from China. In the seminar class, my research topic is how does language deceive us? When I deeply making a research about the truth vs. language. I find out that language can symbol multiple media such as literature ( poem, novel, speech, etc.) and artwork (painting, sculpture, video, performing, etc.).

( Johnson Tsang,

Lucid Dream II_Lawful Custody)

(Diana Shpugin, Drawing of house)

(Fearson Fable, Tolerable Truth, 2013)

(Kate Gilmore, Rumsey house art prize)

The artist statement:

language is something that we are close to. We use language all the time: in school, in society, and to refer to other cultures. But it can be easy to change the meaning of language. That can be done by one person or one organization, and they can thus affect the original meaning of truth in the world. Language can represent a peaceful landscape painting or a lovely and romantic poem. However, you will not see or understand how this piece of work changes multiple times through interaction with others before providing the final vision of the work to you.


Language is a house. It is the symbol of the soul, so through the imagined house, you understand your current state of mind and your own part. The house can represent a family that it also can represent a member of the community. A dilapidated and full-fledged house represents the voice of the people that hide back of the bright surface. The voice is control by the government and society which let too many people misunderstand the real truth in life. In this house, there are different pictures outside the window in different eras and to tell the same truth. This means that we are anxious and avoid real thoughts. In addition, the reflection of the images are exceeded by the light in the house, it shows that the house is authentic in society. This monument points out that people can’t misunderstand the real truth, however, the way to explore the truth is to follow yourself and believe self the choice that you decide. The language can symbol as many different meaning by a different technique. Different fonts and words are displayed in the shell of the house. It can be easy to transport the meaning of the text from one person to others, but it also can be destroyed simply by a person or a group of people. The way language provides creativity in a sense of truth in reality and lets people understand or determine the fake and real meaning of the fact.


In this project, the material that I use is wood, black ink, and transparent paper. Wood is for the house, black ink is text that exterior of the house, few windows has an image, however, it can not see very clear when the light is on in the house.

Due to the time is limited, the wood house is a mini vision of my project. In the future of these pieces with being a  storage house with a door and multiple windows, each viewer or volunteer can write a sentence or anything that what is the meaning of truth. However, this project is an installation artwork piece that needs to interact with people and engage with people in our community.



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