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This is a global developing society filled with gorgeous materials. A tremendous number of people enjoy and profit from it, be thankful for it. Consequently, people have restricted by the physical-social environment. As the materials be richer, the desire for them be stronger which bound the people’s hearts and make them neglect their beliefs and the value of their lives.

To describe the constraint from outside to inside, we tried to create an interacting model to paraphrase the phenomenon and tell the audience something to change. The powerful technique of expression to show the constraint from materiality society to human and individual desires to human is to form circle by circle. We arranged a sequence of signs that represent the luxury brands, jewellery, power or other attractive materials on outer circle of the installation. The 12 signs form a shape like a clock to stand for the time filled with materials in people’s daily lives and restrict them. For turning the constraint from society to individual, we’ve shrunk the modelling of continuation of circle and adjusted it into a golden ratio position.The inner circle was inspired by zoetrope in the inception phase of films’ development which was defined as the origin of human nature. Therefore, it’s enclosed by crosses. And we created a layer of cover sheets beside out of the inner circle which represent the constraint after material desire produce in people’s minds. In a circular movement, the cover sheets cut the light from the light source and make the cross indistinct. The audience have to focus carefully to catch the cross.


When the light and rotating motor are on, the light and shadow performing in between the circles. The outer signs by vision correction cast light on baseboard and make them more clear. In contrast, we cannot see the cross easily, the kind of attenuation symbolise that we attracted by the materials and ignore the beliefs and value of our lives. The light installation we’ve designed can be hung on the wall beside the bed as a wall lamp. Why don’t we take the more bright eyes to see the society full of desire and reflect ourselves to find the inner beliefs before we fall asleep per night ?


When pull down the pull switch, can you see the cross?



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Concept Diagram : About Desire

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