We Are The Flying Rock, 2020
Proposals For Flying Carpets, 2020
In my work, magic carpets function as both a space to socialize and a vehicle to create narratives where fantasies unfold. I fabricate carpets and tables using alternative materials, found and ready-made objects. For each kinetic carpet, two industrial fans underneath create a strong airflow that lifts the „magic carpets” into the air.
During the pandemic, I heard a theory that a Chinese credit card company created a new way to transfer money that allowed them to financially surpass their biggest western competitors. Inspired by this narrative, I designed and printed a fake bill blending American and Chinese money, and then fabricated the Flying Money Carpet. I used the installation, props, and setting to create still images.
UNITED PEOPLE MAKES PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY
This sound-installation intends to provide both cozy and provocative environment for interactions between diverse people. The blankets on the floor are arranged in a mandala shape. The blankets depict babies of different races. The sound imitates an ongoing bonfire and rain at the same time, so the audience can meditate on the worldwide flames around the world, especially in the Amazon Rainforest, California, and Australia.