Adhesive photos collage on layers of glass
Every object cannot be self-existent in the form of flow and permanency. Books are stored on shelves; wine is put into glass bottles; water need to rely on coast to constitute river; even though air is such invisible element, we have the Earth as the storage. All these are the things possessing ability like protection and providing positions for the protected ones to exist. Positions are: something has to open for discovery, such as gift boxes and chests of treasure; something is concealed from our sight that we can percept through our experiences, such as roots in vases of flower and furniture in houses.
They are all containers. Take a closer look. Containers can be divided into two categories. One is continuous, such as cars and purses. They have constant changes and keep being the witnesses to the documentary results. Another one is consumable. When things inside containers are consumed or used, the containers remain showing their original packaging methods or appearances and provide certain information to tell what features of things have disappeared, such as instructions on product boxes and labels on wine bottles. Tang was attracted by the interdependence between containers and the things loaded. Shapes, function, appearances, symbols, and so on are identified between them. They voicelessly make room for us to write stories when we deal with their combinations.
This is an exhibition about collage. Materials are generally from several aspects. Include: photos of shops and housing that Tang took near his home at day and night to reflect difference among the working time and the rest of human in the indoor environment; through imagination and reconstruction, using keywords about containers and searching by internet search engine is a way to acquire angles of seeing from the others under advance criteria; by collecting 60 different wine bottles, Tang carved, took photos and rearranged images on wine labels to make fictitious scenes of landscapes and cities, in order to express illusion of getting rid of modern life in drunk, etc.