Immortality Icon

Immortality Icon series plastic bag 26 · 19 · 0.3 cm 2013
Immortality Icon series
plastic bag
26 · 19 · 0.3 cm
2013
Pendant The Eye - E183 T1 plastic bag 6 · 4 · 0.3 cm 2013
Pendant
The Eye – E183 T1
plastic bag
6 · 4 · 0.3 cm
2013

The jade mask (Han Dynasty 206BC- AD220) and The Shopping plastic bagsThe jade mask (Han Dynasty 206BC- AD220) and The Shopping plastic bags

In the series Immortality Icons I transformed the material of plastic bags, which I collected from supermarkets, into the form of Jade covers and plugs, usually found on ancient death masks in China of the Han dynasty (206BC- AD220). The Jade pieces were plugging the nine orifices of a corpse and were believed to protect the body from decomposition after death. I intent to problematize a widely and universally accepted global consumerism, which ironically leaves us with materials that are ‘immortal’. The plastic plaques are individual pendants with vivid artificial colour; they look like casual and easy accessories, but are in fact meaningful in that these units constitute together the shape of a Jade death-mask, which represents a serious eternal and moral warning.

Pendant The Eye -E181 13 plastic bag 4.5·3·2cm 2013
Pendant
The Eye -E181 13
plastic bag
4.5·3·2cm
2013
Pendant The Forehead - F134 02 plastic bag 3 · 6.5 · 2cm 2013
Pendant
The Forehead – F134 02
plastic bag
3 · 6.5 · 2cm
2013
Pendant The Eye – n11 02 plastic bag 6 · 4 · 0.3 cm 2013
Pendant
The Eye – n11 02
plastic bag
6 · 4 · 0.3 cm
2013
Pendant The Forehead – F13 03 plastic bag 8 · 6 · 0.2 cm 2013
Pendant
The Forehead – F13 03
plastic bag
8 · 6 · 0.2 cm
2013
The outline skecth of the jade mask Han Dynasty 206BC- AD220 2013
The outline skecth of the jade mask
Han Dynasty
206BC- AD220
2013
The Eayes and a Mouth plastic various dimension 2013
The Eayes and a Mouth
plastic
various dimension
2013
Pendant The Ear - E131 plastic bag 7 · 4 · 0.2 cm 2013
Pendant
The Ear – E131
plastic bag
7 · 4 · 0.2 cm
2013
Pendant The Nose – c13 01 plastic bag 8 · 6 · 0.2 cm 2013
Pendant
The Nose – c13 01
plastic bag
8 · 6 · 0.2 cm
2013

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