Talking Sky

tables topped with images of urban skylines of Shanghai, video, chandeliers, dimension variable, 2000

Specially produced for Shanghai Biennale, the piece stands as a resting place for visitors to "talk about sky", which literally translates to "chatting' in Chinese. As a wine bar installation, the artist served wine in the opening. People could socialize around the urbanscapes of Shanghai laminated on the table top. Four chandeliers above each table were made in the same shape of the skyline below. Audience can see its reflection overlaying its skyline. The video playing at the corner is City Cookie of Shanghai which complements the lively situation.

Installation view


Table top image


Perspex-made chandelier