Cloth wheels of varied texture and thickness have played an important role in industrial production, polishing stones, metals, furniture etc, a key element to uphold the finishing quality. Numerous factories and workers in highly industrialised Taiwan manufacture these fabric wheels. They run day-and-night, spinning endlessly like the abraders: Objects are worn away, as are their lives. Today, in the post-industrial era, we would like to throw that brightness back to the Earth, which begets and provides for the world.
Making use of the characteristic spiral sewn layers that make up the cloth wheels, the artist indigo-dyes each fabric layer as she dissembles them. The cloth wheels that were used to polish wood and stone undergo a series of various processes, getting dissembled and dyed. They absorb the indigo dye extracted from earth, and transform eventually into blue ripples, each distinct from another.
When installed, thousands of cloth wheels hang in the space, shedding natural blue light, creating in every viewer’s mind an inner sea of shimmer, throwing light on the countryside and showing a way to the future. When the audience enters the space, they would sense the waves of swinging, wavering cloth wheels, notice the distinctive smell of indigo dye, see the blue mass, and ultimately feel like they’re immersed in a dream – the dream of ocean and beautiful islands.