Red Oil Wontons
红油抄手

2015

Serial glitch prints and installation

Information collapses in the process of relay and preservation. This project takes a single jpeg photo of a bowl of red oil, and saves it as a copy over 5000 times using Shell script. The jpeg loses its pixels in the process and becomes increasingly abstracted. The project takes inspiration from the concept of wontons — a vessel form that can encompass any kind of filling. But it is only the flour skin that makes the food form identifiable. A bowl of red oil that is void of wontons mirrors this skin-filling relation. Over time, the void solidifies into color blocks, and the form becomes the content.











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