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Fans and Typewriter Ribbon

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

On Thursday I attended an exhibition opening at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art that included a piece created by my friend, Andrew Lim. Andrew’s work is largely sculptural and generally involves simple, every day items that he has used to create new shapes and forms. His piece within the Tipping Point exhibition involves electric fans and some typewriter ribbon. As the fans lift and move the ribbon, it bounces against a white wall, slowly leaving an ink mark on the surface. The exhibition will be on for eight weeks and over this time the ink will build up and create interesting shapes and forms.

The simplicity of the piece and the hypnotic movement of the ribbon is brilliant. I could sit and watch it for hours.