Battle Spirits

Kinetic system, vintage game cards, stainless steel & plexiglas frame, 48.5 x 20 x 8.5cm, 2020

A machine of gaming cards flipping once for a while produced for the Home and Nonhome project.

Artist's note:

I was not aware of the “Battle Spirits” card game until his conversation with TK, although I have heard of the high value of some collectible cards among kids for many years. There have been always sought-after toys in different generations. They provide a sense of engagement and connection for children; and become objects of attachment and memory for some when they are grown up. “Battle Spirits” was released in 2008, a year after the Hong Kong installation of Open Home. I got this set from a young man who looked in his late teens or early twenties. I didn’t ask for how long he had kept them.