south of the border

2009
Double Dutch,
Hudson Valley Center
for Contemporary Art,
Peekskill, NY, U.S.A.

The title of the work made during Tee’s residency at the HVVCA is derived from the novel South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. The book describes the unbridgeable gap between daily life and ethereal love and the inability to escape the faultiness of doubt, where existence begins to give way. The work is a constellation of furniture-like objects. It plays with ideas on the psychological (female) interior and the complexity of the inner self. Two large crystalline shaped floor pieces lie on the floor; each form knitted from dyed wool, suggesting stains. The room divider at the back of the space alters the incident rays of light.

This residency was generously supported by the FBKVB.