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Dictionary Duster

ARTIST Yingming Chen
CREATION TIME 2022
MATERIAL Dictionary, (Xinhua Zidian 10th ed), wood stick, cotton
SIZE 600x250x250mm

INTRODUCTION


Inspired by the form of a feather duster - a dusting tool, usually made of feathers tied to one end of a vine or bamboo pole. The work repurposes strap pieces of dictionaries to replace feathers in the construction of the feather duster.

Inspired by the form of a feather duster - a dusting tool, usually made of feathers tied to one end of a vine or bamboo pole. The work repurposes strap pieces of dictionaries to replace feathers in the construction of the feather duster. The feather duster, a symbol of domestic discipline, is repurposed to reflect the insidious influence of language and education on our understanding of the world. By utilising traditional techniques and repurposing a politically charged reference book, the work exposes the ways in which objective standards can be manipulated by those in power, leading to a profound impact on both individuals and society as a whole.

CONTENT


Mandy - Image
Mandy - Image
Mandy - Image