Three Shapes of a Note is a body of work that traces the musical philosophies of my Gong Gong (grandfather) who is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and practices traditional Chinese calligraphy, and celebrated Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould. Through textile sculpture, video installation and performance, Three Shapes of Note compares the embodied practices of attentiveness through repetition and isolation. The Last Shape refers to the performing body in absentia, an exaggerated preoccupation with bodily warmth shared by my Gong Gong and Gould, and the material form of solitude.

Textile and mixed media sculpture, dimensions variable,

Switzerland/The Netherlands, 2011

Installation view, Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva, Switzerland
from Three Shapes of a Note

Mixed Media collage in cabinet (pictured with a screen-print by Anouchka Oler), 2011

Installation view, Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva, Switzerland
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The Last Shape from Three Shapes of a Note