Manufacture Date & Expiration Date (Process) 製造日與到期日
Manufacture Date & Expiration Date (Exhibition) 製造日與到期日
Manufacture Date & Expiration Date Process 製造日與到期日
Manufactured Date & Expiration Date 製造日與到期日
I had a chat with Uncle Tai about mortality once. He told me that he knows an Indian photographer, who one day went with a bunch of beautiful models onto a luxury yacht for a photo session. After a day of hard work, he decided to sit down and take a rest, and passed away just like that. Uncle Tai smilingly said, ”Not a bad way to go. I have told my wife that, when I die, she will organize a boat party, with lots of friends enjoying themselves. The only rule is: you cannot get off the boat until you are drunk.”
Would you make the same arrangements for your future, if you know how many days are left in your life? The concept of this work combines selfie and “time limit”. The participant will hold a piece of wood with his birthday and his hypothetical “end date”, and, standing in this burnt-out box, take a selfie. This work should lead you to reflect on the limitations of our existence, to live each day as your last, to accept that which is out of your control, and to cherish what you have got.
Burnt recycled wood & chalk
920 cm (L) x 920 cm (W) x 214 cm (H)