mike hj chang
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Black Pebble (2011) and Bench (2011), are two separate pieces, but born out of the same vein in which the artist deals with issues of the dream in the context of human ergonomics. In the photography piece a black pebble is inserted under a mattress, depicting an uncomfortable sleeping situation. The state of sleeping has the potential of being disrupted by the physical intrusion of a pebble, not unlike having a tiny rock in one’s shoe.
In the sculptural work, Bench, a slight physical change has occurred to a typical piece of furniture. The (un)combination of the slanted form and the rigid square-ness of the ceramic titles results in a disharmonious state.
The two works were shown in the group exhibition Dream: Borderlands and Other Territories. Artists in the exhibition includes: Debbie Ding, Zai Tang, Mark Thia, Bruce Quek, Elizabeth Lim, Kai Lam, Yuzuru Maeda, Mark Wong, Chun Kai Qun, Joo Choon Lin.