Reshaping

Kinetic installation | Elastic fiber, mechanical systems, metal structure, satellite imagery

Two parts, each: 150 x 150 x 80 cm
2010
 








Reshaping is a living topographical structure that is still evolving, with an embedded configuration concealed behind its external form.
Assuming that nature is a force that could be extended, manipulated, and is a medium that is free from natural physical constraints, how, then, could we manipulate nature, and how could it be presented? Composed with a morphable, flexible interface, a mountain is slowly shaped by the mechanical structure hidden under the interface of this installation, and it slowly ebbs and becomes flat again. Another island also gradually caves in towards the center till it completely disappears. The two progress in spectacular ways but are also cancelling each other out to simulate a sense of balance in nature.








Mark