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A Reasonable Distance Between Us

Qi Fang Colbert A Reasonable Distance Between Us


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One of the ‘Whatever Vases’ to add cuttings from the garden into the holes so they become part of the narrative. The vase tells a story of the transforming identity and interaction between humans and natures, with free-hand carved and inlaid figures, coloured with underglaze.

On one side of the vase, female characters take up the space as if they are monuments. While the exposed ‘bricks’ on their ‘legs’ shows the crumbling status, in which they are ‘turning’ to something from their old constrained ‘shells’. One of the them looks back towards you seeking your interpretation and questions of what they are doing and why. The ‘face looking back’ implies the distance between you and her, the real space we are standing in and the imagined story space, and the past and future path. It leads to another side of the pot of a female who shows herself of a vessel of insects. Her twisting legs are leading her to a new place while her body shows the resistance for that decision as if she is hesitant to make a change.

The pot is to be felt by hand. The clay squashed by my hand captured the movement of a living being in the solid body of clay. It distorted the shape of the figure as if a trigger to her transformation. It is your interpretation to add elements to this open narrative. Through your imagination, you’ll be able to see yourself as a co-creator of the story connecting the existing and the unexpected.

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