Residual Warmth

projection, bed, bed linens, heating blanket, mirror

Tang Contemporary Art

Beijing, China

2007

 

An empty bed stands in the gallery. Ruffled bed linen and pillows suggest the shape of a human body, as if a person had just gotten up and left. The space on the bed where this body used to occupy is still warm to the touch. A mirror stands to one side of the bed, reflecting the act of looking back to the audience member. 

In this quiet installation, absence informs presence.

© 2019 Jennifer Wen Ma

Jennifer Wen Ma

Littlemeat Productions

New York, NY

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