Today I went to see an art exhibition in Hayward Gallery.
The artist is Lee bul, and her attraction lies in her ability to bring together diverse themes, at once traditional, contemporary, provocative and timeless.
I got very inspired by this exhibition and especially about this art work Via Negativa II
Via Negativa II :
French philosopher Jacques Lacan once posited the idea that a paramount phase in human development involves the constant confrontation between the self and one’s own reflection. Known simply as the mirror stage, the symbolic experience finds its rooted in the creation of the self and in the formation of the ego; in the mirror, we are at once divided into self-conscious creatures, autonomous beings, and passive observers.
It is in this dialectic that Lee Bul finds the inspiration for Via Negativa II.
For Via Negativa II, Bul crafted an elaborate, immersive amalgamation of mirrors and metals at Lehmann Maupin which forces the viewer into direct conflict with her or his own perspectives, and echoes both the promises and fallibilities of technology. Perfect and imperfect, at once whole and fragmented, Bul hijacks the zeitgeist to create a sculptural commentary on technologies that are at once as objective as they are subjectively experienced.