Liminality / 2020 / Suspended installation: Silk, linen, bamboo, copper, and stainless steel threads
Liminality highlights the tension of betwixt and between moments, known and unknown. Standing at a threshold, this piece offers a stage of reflection and a space representing now.
The installation is a tracing of the staircase in intervals that align with the architecture. I started with models and sketches to understand the repetitive forms in the space. The connection points converge to a central form that takes the shape of a flat disc that is cut on one side and twists in opposite directions. At the ground level landing, the shape flips, creating a reflection. This led me to think about how we see trees above ground, with their unseen roots mirroring our experience of the visible world—as above, so below.
The whole form creates an organism with the center representing a nucleus. The pauses between the connection points on the staircase mimic the gaps in our own existence: we are continually flickering in and out.
The web connects us to others, an exchange of energies in this shared liminal space. Moving upwards or downwards, the path is always moving us in forward journeys. It’s about things seen and unseen, where an unknown world becomes familiar by looking.