Ultra Cool

sculpture, ice, 2021

with Karlie ZHAO and Wynn Leung

Recreating a Song Dynasty pillow from UMAG with ice.

The original object in UMAG.

The original pillow was used during the summer so as to get relief from the summer heat, and it’s also described as neck rests intended to protect a woman’s elaborate coiffure while sleeping. As it’s made with ceramic, it is hard & uncomfortable to sleep on. Ice , somehow, inherit those historical used and physical characteristics, and even push some of them to extreme (for example, the uncomfortableness).

Melting, disappearing, like history & everything

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