Tools II

Performance Art / Score

As a continuation of Tools I, I continue to explore the relationship between industrial designers and their tools in my latest art project, Tools II. This piece pays homage to the Fluxus artists, as I attempt to carry on their exploration and challenge of everyday movements.

The project begins with the writing of scores, as I seek to question the role of tools in our lives. As an industrial designer, my training has always emphasized the rational and efficient use of tools. In Tools I, I abstracted the motions of tool use, while in Tools II, I seek to explore the possibilities of "improper" tool use. Unlike Tools I, this time I do not attempt to conceal the tools themselves.

Screening in Human Resources Los Angeles, Auguest 2, 2023

2023 Spring

© Chen Yishi