An installation of inversions: forward- and reverse-readings, light and dark, cast shadows and reflections.
The phrase, “unlimited promise,” may be perceived as available potentials or unachieved goals. In this way, the project examines of how high ambitions bring optimism and pessimism into sharp contrast.
Read interviews in the We have as much time as it takes catalog from the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA.
Caption: Christine Wong Yap, Unlimited Promise 2009/2010, installation: foil paper, thread, light, shadow, dim. var. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.
Learn more about my residency findings and projects in Everyday Ambition: Forays into Optimism and Pessimism (PDF).