Unnecessary Signage
38 silk screen prints on aluminum, each 41 x 58 cm

Unnecessary Signage resembles a series of metal road signs that depict humanity’s struggle with morality and the human condition. Each sign contains a prohibitive instruction and a pictograph that refer to a real-world event involving birth, childhood, love, marriage, parenting, social recognition, or death. Most of the signs are associated with an actual tragedy that occurred within the last 30 years, such as a woman who murdered her husband eight days after their marriage (Do Not Push Husband Off Cliff During Honeymoon), or a man who was found alone in his house 15 years after dying (Do Not Be Too Disappointed When You Die Alone In A Dark Room). Each sign is accompanied with a QR code that contains a link to an associated news article.

Exhibitions of Unnecessary Signage
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2016
AlbumArte Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2015
Siggraph-Asia, Kobe, Japan, 2015
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong, 2015

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