Cultural Research Project > Cotton

Bobbine Necklace
Various plastic spools, paper tubes, wood bobbins, rope etc, mix-media
Dimensions variable
2021
Bobbine Necklace
Various plastic spools, paper tubes, wood bobbins, rope etc, mix-media
2021
Bobbine Necklace
Various plastic spools, paper tubes, wood bobbins, rope etc, mix-media
2021
Bobbine Necklace
Various plastic spools, paper tubes, wood bobbins, rope etc, mix-media
2021
May DisappearNo.2- No Shuttle Needed
Kombucha scoby leather, copper wire, aluminium wire, rivets, fibers
105x20x60 cm
2021
May DisappearNo.2- No Shuttle Needed
Kombucha scoby leather, copper wire, aluminium wire, rivets, fibers
105x20x60 cm
2021
May DisappearNo.2- No Shuttle Needed
Kombucha scoby leather, copper wire, aluminium wire, rivets, fibers
105x20x60 cm
2021
May Disappear-No.1- Geological Layer of Time
Kombucha scoby leather, copper wire, aluminium wire, rivets, fibers
28x24x17 cm
2021
May Disappear-No.1- Geological Layer of Time
Kombucha scoby leather, copper wire, aluminium wire, rivets, fibers
28x24x17 cm
2021
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV
Multimedia including large format printing, plant specimen, wooden material, cloth, paper, acrylic board, and etc.
Space Installation
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV
Multimedia including large format printing, plant specimen, wooden material, cloth, paper, acrylic board, and etc.
Space Installation
2020
Cradle Of Childhood Memories On Cotton Stalk
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Cradle Of Childhood Memories On Cotton Stalk - detail
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
2020
Mapping the Visible and the Invisible
Multimedia including large format printing, plant specimen, wooden material, cloth, paper, acrylic board, and etc.
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV - Beyond One-third
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick, , cloth, paper, acrylic board, and etc.
Installation
2020
White Gold Growing On The Tree
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140cm
2020
Passing Through The Wormhole To A New Dimension
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Rumble Of Thunder
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Rumble Of Thunder
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Untamed Force
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Untamed Force
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Weighing the Sweetness
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Weighing the Sweetness
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Laying The Ocean Of Resettlement
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Laying The Ocean Of Resettlement
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Pass On The Spirit
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Pass On The Spirit
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Pass On The Spirit
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Yarn And Smoothie On A Date
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100X140 cm
2020
Yarn And Smoothie On A Date
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100X140 cm
2020
Where The Sky And The Earth Meet
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Where The Sky And The Earth Meet
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV - Vectors in Strata
Multimedia including wood, tatami, fabric, cotton, plastic spool, paper spool, and paint
Dimensions variable
2020
Waiting For The Next Shuttle
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Waiting For The Next Shuttle
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Waiting For The Next Shuttle
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
100x140 cm
2020
Vectors In Strata
Multimedia including wood, tatami, fabric, cotton, plastic spool, paper spool, and paint
Dimensions variable
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV - Vectors In Strata
Multimedia including wood, tatami, fabric, cotton, plastic spool, paper spool, and paint
Dimensions variable
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV
Multimedia including wood, tatami, fabric, cotton, plastic spool, paper spool, and paint
Dimensions variable
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV
Multimedia including wood, tatami, fabric, cotton, plastic spool, paper spool, and paint
Dimensions variable
2020
Vectors In Strata - detail
Computerized jacquard textile, cotton cloth, cotton thread, wood stick
2020
Cotton Research Project-Chapter IV - Endless Cotton-fall
Single channel video projection, money bag of bank, bamboos, wood strip
Video Installation
2020
Endless Cotton-fall
Single channel video projection, money bag of bank, bamboos, wood strip
Dimensions variable
2020
Dirt Carpet #10 - Mian-bei
Time-lapse video and documentary, TV, sugar, salt
2020
Cotton Research Project III – Cotton Dream/ Let’s Spin
Video, soundtrack, projector, shadow from the sculpture
2020
Cotton Research Project III – Cotton Dream/ Let’s Spin
Singal-channel video installation, wild firing technique, clay, bamboo, cotton threads, video, digital C-print, chopsticks, wax
6 mins 55 sec
2021
Cotton Research Project III – Cotton Dream/ Let’s Spin
Video, soundtrack, projector, shadow from the sculpture
2020
Dirt Carpet #8 (Hong Kong) Graffiti
Acrylic paint on wall
100 x 81 cm (each)
2019
Cotton Research Project III –Cotton Dream - REM
metallic (nylon film) yarns, raw cotton fibers, mix-media
2020
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Banners
Chapter II- Manchester/ Banners No.1&2
2020
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Bloody Cotton
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, cotton, rose petals dye, glue, wire, cotton yarn
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Bloody Cotton
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, cotton, rose petals dye, glue, wire, cotton yarn
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Bloody Cotton
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, cotton, rose petals dye, glue, wire, cotton yarn
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Kissing the Shuttle
Industrial weaving shuttle, chew toy, wire, glue, cotton yarn
2020
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Kissing the Shuttle
Industrial weaving shuttle, chew toy, wire, glue, cotton yarn
2020
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Squatting & Cotton Workers Portraits
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, drawing charcoal, pastels, wooden boards, spray
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Squatting
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, drawing charcoal, pastels, wooden boards, spray
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Squatting-detail
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, drawing charcoal, pastels, wooden boards, spray
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Cotton Workers Portraits
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, drawing charcoal, pastels, wooden boards, spray
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Cotton Workers Portraits
Book pages of Seven ages of Invention, drawing charcoal, pastels, wooden boards, spray
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Canal Boat
Chew toy, cotton, wire, glue, cotton yarn, spray paint
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)/ Canal Boat
Chew toy, cotton, wire, glue, cotton yarn, spray paint
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester) - Research
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter II- – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter II- – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker (Manchester)
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, bank note, chew toy, charcoal, paper, mixed media
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
Dimensions Variable
2018
Chapter I - Everything about Cotton is about Cotton
Cotton, cotton cloth, thread, photography, audio, readymade objects, mixed mediums
2018

The work of this exhibition is selected from four chapters of the "Cotton Research Project", which includes the researches and art projects I did in India, Manchester, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The project is not just about material, it is through the links and the intertwined stories relate to the history documentary, the present society, industry, nature, trade and migration. The "Cotton Research Project II – Mill, Coal, Canal and Worker" was based in Manchester where the humid weather was a predominant factor in the region. The 18th-19th century transformation from a normal English town into an industrial powerhouse which initiated the industrial revolution. Rain is an iconic part of Mancunian life and although it could be seen as depressing, it has allowed for the effective spinning of cotton. This work is moving with the times and referencing the cities transition from an industrial past to a postindustrial future. The "Cotton Research Project III – Cotton Dream" was based in Hong Kong during my three-month residency in the end of 2019. Tsuen Wan was a former textile industrial area created by land reclamation. From a trolley used in the textile industry, to the road sign of Cotton Path, and even the way that Hong Kong Island was formed by a volcano, came together to form the Dirt Carpet stamp. As a Taiwanese experiencing the period of social movement which began from anti-extradition bill movement upheaval in Hong Kong, I found myself grappling with the sense of identity and the relationship between Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Depending on different visitors, display locations and social conditions, the work can be given a wide interpretation.

Textiles are being presented as a world language and evoke questions about our economy systemic and natural environment. This project relates to the development of the global materials industry and how the modern consumer culture today is affecting traditional culture. I am not only interested in the industry process and history of cotton mills per se, the project is a vehicle for ‘spinning the yarn’ to extend the imagination and awareness about the life we are living in. In this work spinning is not just a technical action, it is a metaphor for turning around and around. How could we keep the balance without creating too much tension? Textiles and threads here are not stitched to create the borders; they are woven into different interfaces and layers to eliminate boundary, create connection and encourage dialogue.