Automatic Poet R

2012 - ongoing installation (intagram feed, video, artist books, prints)

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.”

-- Junichiro Tanizaki “In Praise of Shadows” (1933)

while (true) inkjet print on vinyl, 48'' x 72''

Automatic Poet R personifies rubber bands and elasticity, mystifying the imagination of an object or a quality. The materials that are presented on paper and fabric originate from my photogrpahed collection of still images which document rubber bands that are discovered on the streets since 2014. The dynamic movements of rubber bands are choreography of elasticity. Given a momentum, rubber bands unfold infinite and unpredictable postures in freeze frames, transforming in rhythm. No matter still or moving, two dimensional or three, my fascination about rubber bands and elasticity is the comic order that implied in the uncertainty of their morphological changes.