I am interested in the notion of boundary; boundary as the place where ‘equality’ can be practised, re-distributed and tested in my work. For me, equality is not about A equals B, but rather more about expanding the perceptual space between A and B, which allows us to explore the relation between the two.
Staging a careful set boundary between art and social spaces has been a theme recurring in different forms in my practices for a long time. The intention is to slightly shift or obscure already familiar and accepted social norms through this setting where questions are proposed rather than fixed terms suggested. It seems to me that there are countless potentials between art and social spaces, that are mostly to do with our perceptual experience that, I believe, can trigger positive changes to society (either in direct or indirect ways).
In one of my previous projects, Police Post (2012), police was invited into the gallery space to meet the art audience. The duty and role of the police in this instance has become double, they are both part of a work of art and are fulfilling their function as police officers by guarding the space and communicating with an audience. This doubling occurs by juxtaposing two systems of order (that of aesthetics and police) in one place, where members of the audience become participators of two different orders of systems, whereby intertwinement and adjustment take place throughout the exhibition period.