Is that enough? 2013, Acrylic on wall, Site-specific, 1000 x 300 cm
足夠嗎？2013，塑膠彩，場域特定，1000 x 300 厘米
Hephaestus son of Zeus and Hera. He is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons for the gods in Olympus. He also created from the soil the gift that the gods gave to man, the first woman Pandora.
Can it be continued ? 2013, Metal composite, iron wok, magnets, iron filings, Dimension variable
Atlas One of the Twelve Labors of the hero Heracles was to fetch some of the golden apples which grow in Hera’s garden, tended by Atlas’ daughters, the Hesperides, and guarded by the dragon Ladon. Heracles went to Atlas and offered to hold up the heavens while Atlas got the apples from his daughters. Upon his return with the apples, however, Atlas attempted to trick Heracles into carrying the sky permanently by offering to deliver the apples himself, as anyone who purposely took the burden must carry it forever, or until someone else took it away. Heracles, suspecting Atlas did not intend to return, pretended to agree to Atlas’ offer, asking only that Atlas take the sky again for a few minutes so Heracles could rearrange his cloak as padding on his shoulders. When Atlas set down the apples and took the heavens upon his shoulders again, Heracles took the apples and ran away.
Can it be supported ? 2013, Steel balls, magnets and remains, Site-specific, 30 x 30 x 30 cm
還能再支撑嗎？2013，鋼珠、磁石及遺蹟，場域特定，30 x 30 x 30 厘米
Gaia was the goddess of Earth in ancient Greek religion, one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her.
Has it reac hed the pea k? 2012, Coloured pencil on paper, each 21 x 29.7 cm
推到頂了嗎? 2012， 木顏色紙本，各 21 x 29.7 厘米
Has it fallen again ? 2012, Offset printout, Dimension variable
Sisyphus King Sisyphus promoted navigation and commerce but was avaricious and dishonest. The maddening nature of the punishment was reserved for King Sisyphus due to his arrogance that his cleverness surpassed that of Zeus himself. Zeus accordingly displayed his own dominance by enchanting the boulder into rolling away from King Sisyphus before he reached the top which ended up consigning Sisyphus to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration.
薛西弗斯 以狡猾機智聞名，他的機智令他囤積 大量財富。自視比宙斯聰明的薛西弗斯因矇騙諸 神，被判要將大石推上陡峭的高山。每次他都要 用盡全力，大石快要到頂時，石頭就會從其手中 滑脫，又得重新推回去，幹著無止境的勞動。
Is there left behind ? 2013, Graphite, wooden blocks, wooden drawer, 83 x 8 x 36 cm
遺留下什麼嗎？2013，石墨、木方及木抽屜，83 x 8 x 36
Is there still hope ? 2013，Wax, wooden box，7 x 8 x 17 cm
還有希望嗎？2013，蠟及木匣，7mm x 8mm x 17 cm
Pandora the first human woman created by the deities, specifically by Hephaestus. As Hesiod related the Pandora myth, each of the deities helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her out of earth as part of the punishment of humanity for Prometheus’ theft of the secret of fire, and all of them joined in offering her “seductive gifts." Yet, Zesus presented her a secret jar but reminded her not to open it. Pandora opened it out of simple curiosity, releasing all the evils of humanity—greed, emptiness, slander, jealousness, pain, etc—leaving only hope inside once she had closed it again.
Is it to be continued ? 2013, Iron sandals, magnets, clay, plaster cast, Viewers’ participation, Dimension variable
Pangu in the beginning there was nothing in the universe except a formless chaos. However this chaos coalesced into a cosmic egg for about 18,000 years. Within it, the perfectly opposed principles of Yin and Yang became balanced and Pangu emerged from the egg. Pangu set about the task of creating the world: he separated Yin from Yang with a swing of his giant axe, creating the Earth (murky Yin) and the Sky (clear Yang). To keep them separated, Pangu stood between them and pushed up the Sky. This task took 18,000 years; with each day the sky grew ten feet higher, the Earth ten feet wider, and Pangu ten feet taller. After the 18,000 years had elapsed, Pangu was laid to rest. His breath became the wind, mist and clouds; his voice the thunder; left eye the sun and right eye the moon; his head became the mountains and extremes of the world; his blood formed rivers; his muscles the fertile lands; his facial hair, the stars and milky way; his fur the bushes and forests; his bones the valuable minerals; his bone marrows sacred diamonds; his sweat fell as rain; and the fleas on his fur carried by the wind became the fish and animals throughout the land.
Three Five Historic Records, Xu Zheng
盤古 天地渾沌如雞子。盤古生在其中。萬八千歲。天地開闢。陽清為天。陰濁為地。盤古在其中。一日九變。神於天。聖於地。天日高一丈。地日厚一丈。盤古日長一丈。如此萬八千歲。天數極高。地數極深。盤古極長。故天去地九萬里。後乃有三皇。 天氣蒙鴻，萌芽茲始，遂分天地，肇立乾坤，啟陰感陽，分佈元氣，乃孕中和，是為人也。首生盤古。垂死化身。氣成風雲。聲為雷霆。左眼為日。右眼為月。四肢五體為四極五嶽。血液為江河。筋脈為地𥚃。肌肉為田土。髮為星辰。皮膚為草木。齒骨為金石。精髓為珠玉。汗流為雨澤。身之諸蟲。因風所感。化為黎甿。
Can ‘t this be terminated ? 2013, Axe, brass plate, Site-specific, Dimension variable
Wu Gang wished to learn to become an immortal, but he was not patient and did not try his best. The Jade Emperor decided to punish him. The Emperor created a Cedar Bay Cherry tree on the Moon. Wu Gang was asked to chop it in order to become an immortal. Wu Gang tried to chop the tree, yet he was not focus to work after halfly done, and the tree started to recover. Therefore, he had to chop it day after day.
Have we escaped ? 2013, Digital zinc and film output, acrylic, wax, 100 x 100 cm
逃出了嗎？2013，數碼鋅版及菲林輸出、塑膠彩及蠟，100 x 100
Icarus the son of the master architect Daedalus, both together built the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete near his palace at Knossos to imprison the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull monster born of his wife and the Cretan bull. Minos imprisoned Daedalus and Icarus in order to keep the secret of the Labyrinth. Daedalus fabricated two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers to escape. Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, just to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the excitement that flying lent him, Icarus soared through the sky curiously, but he ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned.
伊卡洛斯 希臘建築師兼發明家代達羅斯替克里特島的國王米諾斯建造一座迷宮，用來關住米諾斯那牛頭人身的兒子米諾塔。但國王擔心迷宮的秘密走漏，於是下令將代達羅斯和他的兒子伊卡洛斯一同關進那座迷宮裡高高的石塔。為了逃出，代達羅斯以蠟結合鳥羽製成飛行翼。代達羅斯告誡兒子：「而飛行高度過高，會因強烈陽光照射的高熱而灼燒，造成蠟翼融化。」 他們父子從石塔展翅飛翔逃出，年輕的伊卡洛斯因初次飛行所帶來的喜悅感受，他越飛越高，因太接近太陽而使蠟翼融化，最終墜海身亡。
Can this be even hig her ? 2013, Wax, graphite on plaster, Site-specific, Dimension variable, Private Collection
Isn ‘t it not harmonized ? 2013, Magnets and iron powder on iron railing, Site-specific, Dimension variable
Isn ‘t it inescapa ble ? 2013, Magnets, iron powder on leg-irons, locked on iron railing, Site-specific, Dimension variable
Nemesis the name is related to the Greek word, meaning “to give what is due". Another name was Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable." The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge.
Is there not hing outside the window ? 2013, Digital inkjet print on curtain, Site-specific, 233 x 233 cm
窗外什麼也沒有嗎？2013，數碼輸出窗簾，場域特定，233 x 233 厘米
Epimetheus was the brother of Prometheus, the son of Iapetus. He made the men from earth together with Prometheus. The twin Titans were entrusted with distributing the traits among the newly-created animals. Epimetheus was responsible for giving a positive trait to every animal, but when it was time to give man a positive trait, he found that there was nothing left. Epimetheus means “hindsight".
Can ‘t this be ac hieved at once ? 2013, Coins, iron cage, Site-specific, 30 x 95 x 50 cm
不能一步到位嗎？2013，硬幣及鐵籠，場域特定，30 x 95 x 50 厘米
Romulus and Remus the twin brothers and central characters of Rome’s foundation myth. They were raised by a she-wolf (in Latin, lupa). The twins were proved to be natural leaders. Each acquired many followers. They chose to found a new city. Romulus wanted to found the new city on the Palatine Hill; Remus preferred the Aventine Hill. They agreed to determine the site through augury but when each claimed the results in his own favor, they quarrelled and Remus was killed. Romulus founded the new city, named it Rome, after himself, and created its first legions and senate.