Silicone, digital print
115 x 100 x 70cm (blobfish)
890 x 965cm (floor print)
To enter the Times Museum, visitors must walk over a giant, distorted image of a baby. Just inside is a blobfish, a fish that is held together by its environment. Outside of the encompassing pressure of the deep sea, the blobfish’s soft bones and gelatinous flesh decompress and deracinate. Like the subject of the exhibition 'Forget Sorrow Grass,' for which it was made, its home both coheres it and serves as an existential limit.
Commissioned by the Guangdong Times Museum for the 2019 exhibition 'Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time,' curated by Jianru Wu and Sirui Zhang.