Jiacong Yan - Un-Natural

March 5, 2005 at 6:00 pm

Installation view
“O Tiger-lily!” said Alice…”I wish you could talk!”
“We can talk,” said the Tiger-lily, “when there’s anybody worth talking to.” Talking flowers have long stimulated the imagination, in stories from Tennyson through Carroll - if we were able to hear flowers, what would these voices of mother nature tell us?

In Jiacong Yan’s design for Whisper, an immaculate and exotic bed of freshly cut Cala Lilies gives us the chance to experience the unexpected. By placing an ear to a flower blossom one can hear revealed secrets and shared solicitations.  View movie

Cutting board
Cutting Board, on view at the opening reception, combines video and a sculpture of raw meat for an unusual game of chess in which the natural is re-organized to create the synthetic.   View movie

Jiacong Yan is a Los Angeles based media artist and designer . He was born in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States in 1990.