Jason S. Li Kelly Kubiak
"Terraform 01" "Trace of Transience"
wood, duct tape wire, plastics, plaster, paint
610cmx305cmx305cm (240"x120"x120") 37"x29"x59"
Of Jason’s displayed work, what became important to explore in my own work was the relationship presented between the understructure and skin of “Terraform 01”. I was immediately drawn into small uncovered spaces throughout the installation. Taking the resonance of Yi’s depiction of this masking skin, and implementing it into the creation of my own work, I found layers of material presenting themselves as a purpose of structure as well as being those that are present in every embodiment of a live corporeal. This speaks to the layering and polarity between skin and the underneath of Yi’s “Terraform 01”. Although in “Trace of Transience” this distinction may not be entirely apparent visually, these layers still exist. The layers being a variety of material, hold various durability time frames based on the actions and passing time of the object. This speaks to the constant process of gaining and shedding of layers as time passes that everything living experiences. The intent upon the ephemeral state of this work implies a sense of liveliness to the form bringing it back into being an embodiment of a live corporeal.