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On 17, Apr 2013 | No Comments | In | By Cathy

Gradualness

by Stanley Sin

by Stanley Sin

A baby body was born , started to study at 5 years old, prepared for secondary school at 10 . struggled for a job at 20 , married at 30 . At 40 , his children studied in school . At 50 , his children entered the society. At 60 , he was still working . At 70 , he is sitting in an armchair and looking back his life. At 80, …
I am inspired by the article “Gradualness” (漸) by Feng Zikai (豐子愷). From birth to death , we are under the effect of Gradualness . The essence of Gradualness is time . Gradualness makes life be endurable , which lets us be easier to pass through hard time in emotional and psychological ways . For example , you will lose interest to live , if you become an old person overnight when you are young.

Gradualness , through bit by bit changes , hides the lapse of time and change of things , which makes us perceive everything and ourselves as remain unchanged . However , in fact , everything keeps changing all the time. For example , when walking down a very gentle mountain slope , we can not notice the degree of incline. Gradually , we unnoticeably reached foot from peak. ‘

In my work , clocks are showing current time at the first row , and those in next row are one minute ahead . My work is as a projection image in various sizes and contexts . It can be projected in a lift lobby as a waiting experience , on a mirror or shower glass door in hotel room , on a running water …