Material: Cable, Carving, Coloring, Size (L×W×H): 38 x 13.5 x 7cm
Description of the work
What changes has technology brought to our living environments? What is nature now? I set myself to explore the new form of nature by repurposing everyday object.
Electrical cable is the indispensable but easily overlooked object in our daily life, transmitting electricity constantly to provide essential energy to our life. They are buried under the ground, sprawling and transmitting energy to almost everywhere. For me, cable to our everyday life, is the same as what branch is to the leaves. I reshaped the cables into branch-looking wearable pieces by different methods. The confusing visuality and contradicting tactility of the pieces speak about the multivocal definitions of nature in the modern society.
I incised the cable and transformed the inner part into ‘wood’ by carving and coloring. The original part on the top with printed code remained, functioning as a connection part. The wire extracted from this cable was designed into the wearing system. A wearer can make a necklace simply by jointing the wire into the original tunnel of the upper part of ‘wood’.