Undermine – to weaken or cause to collapse by removing underlying support, as by digging away or eroding the foundation.
“Undermine.waning” represents the psychological condition of the artist. There is two separate kinetic system and which relies on the motor side to trigger the video on the monitor. As a sub-branch from the work “Undermine”, this work is more focus on the reliance relationship between the two. At the same time that is spinning in high speed, it attempts to stabilize the LCD display with a video of a woman taken from overhead. To display the girl’s movement in a transparent screen, a normal LED Screen is disassembled, modified and backlit by a circular light. Together, the sculptural machine contrasts and balances a disturbing kinetic movement with the slow pace of a natural body movement. Undermine.waning plays on the balance of attraction and repulsion, on spin and counter-spin, and the sense of dangerousness and fragility. As a work it represents the constant maladaptive psychological status of the individual, in the constant act of balancing.