SELF POOL is an interactive installation with two fish sculptures in the same pool, inviting the audiences to be a part of the fish, perform, and thereby identify its ego.
The power is open to the audiences. On one hand, a fish is speaking with the absence of a face, asking viewers to come in help. On the other hand, a face shown on a screen is embedded in another fish’s head, silently moving its mouth. In order to give more power to one side, audiences have to put their head into the fish head and lend a part of their own body, either filling the face hole with their own face or accurately reading the scripts on the other side of the embedded screen. This power is shown by a spinning fishing rod standing in the middle, which turns to and tortures the less powerful side.
SELF POOL explores the complexity of self and the eternal confusion of it with misexpression and misunderstanding, where languages, faces, tones are just different mediums. Here self is demonstrated as a pool and moreover as a container of both the mobile “others” and the immobile “me”. Shown as two fishes, different identities contained in one self are completed by the presence of “others”. At the same time, audiences become performers and a part of a collective body alongside the fish sculptures.