“No, it is opposition,
December 25, 2021 – January 3, 2022



“No, it is opposition, 2021
Installation view at IS A GALLERY, Shanghai, China




Alternating, 2021
painted brass
31 × 49 × 4 cm (12 × 19 × 1.5 in)

Holding, 2021
painted brass
3.7 × 3.5 × 38 cm (1.4 × 1.3 × 15 in)


Downward, 2021
painted brass
31 × 18 × 78 cm (12 × 7 × 30 in)


Door, or, less than clavicle, more than needle, 2021
metal sculpture holder, stainless steel, brass
Dimension Variable


Dome, 2021
metal sculpture stand, brass
30 × 30 × 21 cm (12 × 12 × 8 in)


It, 2021
ceramics, gold overglaze
18 × 22 × 6 cm (6 × 8.6 × 2.4 in)  


Photo documentation by Qingyang Chen.


Written by
Lux Yuting Bai



You inhabit two bodies.

One is examined. One senses.

One activates space.
One measures the created.

One bears every emotion. One integrates all equipment.

Hands holding a cylinder, are you floating?
Knees bent into triangles, are you cowering? Elbows pressing an oblong, are you prostrating? Torso circling an axis, are you holding your breath?

Intersecting clavicles point to air, then to you -
a nameless body with no escape bound up in dissected geometrics.

It is funny how a copper needle calls forth a sense of tenderness.

Things manifest through concealment.
Arrows drown in a lake, making ripples.
Wax melts into a mold, casting inversions.
Tools disappear into repetition, growing into limbs.



Jie

“No, it is opposition,
writes same forward as backward.

Symmetry, contrary, opposite, opposition, thoughts on the four runs through the project, echoing on materials, works, and two pages of texts.

Measurement, construction and camouflage, it knows the space, it knows the geometry. Brass finally gets on its leg, now it feels more safe.