Digestion

Year: 2019

Medium: paper, stainless steel

Dimension:155cm x 172cm

“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning”

 

This material of the newspaper reflects the rapid changes in daily life, and it is also a way of recording time. Through the news we can see the changes taking place in the world. The mass media has a guiding view and manipulates the public's thinking. In fact, it is difficult for us to see an absolutely real event. Each newspaper has its own political inclination or perspective. People will interpret out of context through quick-reading articles. They think something in the newspaper is the whole truth of the event and spread quickly through social media. In this era of information explosion, we may digest the content of information to make us see a clearer world, but perhaps it will blur the truth.

 

Reading newspapers is a casual behavior, which is implied using toilet paper because of its cheapness and time-consuming .The speed of reading news is like using toilet paper. The content is quickly digested and transformed into their understanding. This behavior of tearing the toilet paper also implies the one-sidedness and discontinuity of the content being read.