THU 8.9. - MON 12.9.2016, 10AM-7:30PM, POSTCITY, STARTS Labs
Credit: Mathieu Fortin

Ying Gao

The project was built around the idea of uncertainty. Both garments are activated by the spectator’s voice. Through the motion of the pins, the garments engage the spectator on a conversational level, which is filled with misunderstanding(s) and uncertainty.

The beholder’s voice initiates the mercurial movement of the dresses—call and response—creating an undulating conversation. And perhaps “incertitude” also stands as a metaphor for the unpredictability of human relations, whose only predictable constant is change and flux. The singular character of this work is that it models incertitude or indeterminacy as an unstipulation, whereby an object or perception can transmute in various ways and become something else; the indefinite is not necessarily measurable but nor is it random.