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An unstable mouth,
an ear wandering,
a hole (~2020)


Not all the words born inside one body are spoken. At the same time, not all the words given to one body are heard. As in the case of Dissociative Disorder (DD), there are multiple speakers inside a single person. In addition, in some cases of autism the person can cut off the surrounding conversations and detach them as noises when concentrating. Out of nowhere, a mouth narrates things that are unexpected, ears arbitrarily close themselves, and one never knows who is talking and for what.

Inside the work, “mouth” (two of the sculptures), which is an FM transmitter, there continues a fitful energization on the top of the pedestals (*1). Although each one is in charge of male and female voices respectively, they are organized as if a single mouth has been decomposed: as if what used to be a single speaker has been torn into two (*2). Therefore, only the fragments of narrative are spoken from “mouth”. Also, “ear”: an FM receiver wandering precariously with his organs untidily exposed, can only catch words from the closest transmitter due to the characteristic of the FM transmission system. In the end, it is the “hole” on the wall, where the words, once having been spoken from “mouth” and partially received by “ear”, are delivered.


*1 The link between the height of pedestal seen in monuments (or sculptures) and the sense of masculinity (penis) is mentioned in Corinna Tomberger, The Counter-Monument: Memory Shaped by Male Post-War Legacies, p224-232, 2010, Palgrave Macmillan, London. James E.Young occasionally cited in this thesis contrasts typical monuments erected with height which seek to maintain their eternity, with “counter-monuments” : the ones that attempt to go underground, and are likely to vanish in the future (feminine form).

*2 Within the work, the rational and coherent narrative is compared with fragmented and randomly attached narrative from the view of paranoia/schizophrenia, and at the same time, the potential superiority of the speaker in the speech-and-listen relationship has shed light on. The overall structure shares themes with the problem of height on *1.

*2 There are numerous articles related to decomposition of self and its representation. This work especially cited Moorjani Angela, Aesthetics Of Loss And Lessness, 1992, Palgrave Macmillan UK, Gilles Deleuze and Anthony Uhlmann, The Exhausted, 1995, The Johns Hopkins University Press, based on Samuel Beckett methodology.


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