New Year's Feast: Beijing 2014

Installation 2014

Commissioned by Joyce Department Store.

Beijing ,China

New Year's Feast: Beijing, 2014 stages a celebratory meal in which family members are represented by vertical tablet screens seemingly hovering above chairs.  Rather than the chatter of small talk and petty arguments, we hear only the notification sounds of various digital devices as the New Years Feast diners spend most of their time gazing downward. Here we see alienation, but also new forms of connection. A projected mouse enters the space and disrupts the formal arrangement of the dining table by joining the family, creating another layer of intersubjective dialogue.