Embrace in Progress is a series of sculptures that reveals the intimate and infinite feeling of an embrace.
It is inspired by my research about time, 3D scanning technology, and personal experiences with physical intimacy.
This is a photo of me and my father at the airport when I left for New York, and that’s how he hugged me. There was a lot of silence and empty space growing up, and this is the same for lots of people in my culture.
At a workshop two years ago I had to have someone embrace me for 5 straight minutes, these 5 minutes felt infinite and I couldn’t describe it in words. I felt bodily disconnected even though I was captured in someone’s arms. I am interested to see how technology can help me give a voice to this loss of physical contact, to show how it distorts my sense of time,
and the sense of enclosure around my stillness. And that inspired my piece, Embrace in Progress.