It Will Be Perfect Frown Now On is a kinetic sculpture that visually portrays the intricate relations between the individual and the power structure they live under. Individuals, with their identities and characteristics, are the product of that power that is exercised over their bodies, their multiplicities, their movements and desires.
This project is an abstract response from an only child to the one child policy in China. It is a reflection on being the subject of a policy that was implemented for the welfare of an overpopulated society. To paraphrase Michel Foucault, governments arrogate and justify their negligence and the right to pass off human unhappiness as mere abstract profit or loss, just because the decisions they exercise claim to be concerned with the welfare of whole societies. A policy as such is portrayed in the sculpture as a force, an act that remorselessly erodes and shapes anything underneath in a slow-motion whirlpool of time, that one can not simply say the beautiful totality of the individual is amputated or repressed. The irreversible effect of the policy becomes a new complex form of individuality that has yet to be understood.