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Standard Noodles

ARTIST Yingming Chen
CREATION TIME 2023
MATERIAL Threaded dictionary
SIZE size variable

INTRODUCTION


A language created a culture that turned into a standard and finally became a bowl of instant noodles.

A language created a culture that turned into a standard and finally became a bowl of instant noodles. The dictionary is a reference book which provides a standard set of meanings and interpretations for words and concepts, however, this tool of knowledge also serves to limit our thinking and impose a kind of "identical thinking" on society. The work explores the idea through the metaphor of instant noodles, a universal fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) product that has become a symbol of standardised and easily consumable culture. By likening the ideology inside the dictionary to instant noodles, the work highlights how cultural symbols can be reduced to easily digestible forms that are quickly absorbed by society. The work is trying to expose the ways in which ideology can become a commodity, a product that is consumed and internalised by individuals without critical examination. To challenge and question the standardised cultural symbols that surround us, while seeking out new and diverse ways of understanding the world around us.

CONTENT


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