Jennis Li Cheng Tien | Obposession
18.03. - 03.05.2016
In March 2016, Jennis Li Cheng Tien will display a sculptural installation titled Obposession. In the inside of the super bien! greenhouse, the installation will display collected and borrowed objects from the basements of local residents. These objects will be arranged in a specific manner and enclosed with shrink wrap. These objects turn into an entirety, which depict the tip of the iceberg through its contours and specific shape.
The tip of the iceberg is turned into imagery: Jennis Li Cheng Tien imparts spatiality to the invisible- those objects otherwise lost in the basement- by making them visible. The nameless objects are placed into a relationship and are freed from their separation. Things with a lost meaning are made decipherable through a complex abstract aesthetic.
Jennis Li Cheng Tien's works oscillate between installations and past, time-related and location-dependent interventions in public space whose visual experiential abstractions of sociological and anthropological relationships of a historical and urban cultural area is always a standpoint of her works. It is precisely these observations of social structures and spatiality, which lead to her unique approach in which the intertwining of architecture, sculptural and urban studies are crossed into her own methodical achievement.
Her works primarily emerge from a synthesis of systematical explorations and personal perception of reality of a location. The usually metaphorical levels cultivate a connection to a highly meaningful matter and, hence, bestowing the work a sensory aesthetical experience to enable access to the inner world.