LONGING #10 A.K.A. MY DAD WAS A TRUE HIPSTER

installation view
installation view

1/2

 2011

Found Object in Gelatin

10" x 10" x 10"

 

Longing # 10 a.k.a My Dad was a True Hipster is a textual pun on the objects brought together to make up this work. Suspended in a large volume of edible jelly molded into the shape of an opaque yellow square is a human hip replacement. chi too’s father passed away recently. This is one of the few physical traces of him that remains. The term hipster, a positive and negative term for contrived quirky ‘coolness’, which chi too is a knowing victim and critic of, then takes on a double meaning. Referring to the notion that parents are often viewed as uncool by their children, it is also a comic but heartfelt lament for the loss of the artist’s father.

- Eva McGovern 

 

 

Exhibited at Longing by chi too, Valentine WIllie Fine Art (off-site), MAP Black Box, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, 2011