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Ice Embers


video installation

Ice block, video

dimensions variable

Human beings try to change nature but in geological time spans our influence is minimal. This artwork developed the projection experiments to express ideas about changes happening in isolation, real but not necessarily dependent or causal to other changes. I combined the video of the charcoal men burning down to ash and an ice block slowly melting. The video is projected onto the ice so that the viewer sees the optical illusion of the burning and the melting ice happening at the same time, but the two do not have a causal relationship. The ice melts in its natural course and not because of the burning image. 


In this artwork I want to reference the idea that we may have the illusion that we can change nature but in fact our influence is limited. At the end of day, nature still goes by its own laws, we are part of it, not in control of it.

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