The New Order
2019.1.19 - 2019.2.24
Yell Space, Shanghai
'The New Order' is an installation that emphasizes confrontation and intervention in multilateral relations. Yao Hai abandoned a repressed viewing perspective that sustains the seeming harmony. He refers to material as a relational object, that can be regarded as a dialogue between countless participants. He uses their instability, contingency, continuity and regenerability to create a new kind of dynamic. This kind of interaction allows proximity and dialogue as an approach to enter a new aesthetic context in a chaotic way, displaying an ever-changing world.
In his works, Yao Hai uses wind as a driving force, not only to replace his body and mind, it also symbolizes a way to unfold objects. Wind arouses metal cylinders, paper, balloons, wood strip, microphones and other objects, and established continuous movement. This approach is similar to establishing a new order, or generating a never-ending game. Everything after this will evolve impermanently revolving around this context.
Under the impact of the wind, things interact, interfere and collide with each other. They have developed a relationship that is influencing and shaping each other. The mutual influence reveals sculptural quality that spontaneously constitute an ecosystem. At the exhibition, viewers can experience the presence of a performance, an experimental theater about sound installations, and the likelihood of the expand of imagination.
All of these, Yao Hai believes that they are developing organically, full of continuity, uncertainty and divinity. The boundaries he was questioning and his new understanding have clashed and dissolved in the ecosystem.