Pleasure in Progress
curated by ESPRONCEDA, Center for Art and Culture, in cooperation with the Royal College of Art, London.
This project evokes a key issues that come out when we talk about gender, sexuality and body in cultural representation and personal emotions. Yao Cong explores how to administer or to be administered by the “pleasure” in human perception and life experience. Rethink gender, fantasies and power about demonization and cliché. the project questions the relationship between nature and civilization, how human being try to find a poetic lifestyle, how humans learn to adapt themselves across political, social and cultural changes and in which way all these factors influence the human pleasure and if it is possible to find a more authentic “pleasure” from the “pleasure in progress”.
Poem is still here (on going)
sandstone, black mirror, spotlight/neon
the Administration of Pleasure
satin, jewel, sandstone, mirror, spotlight, projector,
silk, copper pipe, humidifier, dancing dog, watermelon, projector,