Carved woods and wooden artwork showcase.
75 x 75 x 33 cm
This sculpture -- or installation -- follows Fu Zhong Wang's renowned "Mortise and Tenon Structure" -- a structure which reply on the interactions of two (or more) wooden blocks for fixture. In this work, four carved "body parts" from wood -- tongue, foot, mouth, and penis -- are attached to four joysticks which manipulate their movements within(out) of a wooden structure (a box). Participants are invited to move the joysticks to adjust the protrusion/recession of the "body parts". In reflection of the work's meaning, Fu claims that this work plays into the comforting game of domination/control almost every social being "enjoys". "It tells a reality", says Fu, "a reality (domination and power dynamic) that we often confront but is difficult to admit or deny upon." (Fu, Proposal on 2000 Manipulator, 1995, available in Zhou Document) (Jerry Wu'23).