Venue: Pl. du Petit Sablon 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
For Silent Floaters, Trevor Yeung considers indicators, elements that indirectly reveal the presence of other elements — like smoke manifests air currents, or the worm-like forms in the eye (‘floaters’) which appear when one looks at the sky.
What if indicators could also make visible the state of a relationship or the unspoken ties between friends, like two subtly different shades of the same color?
At Jan Mot, Yeung uses the mulberry tree as a source of indicators. Its dried leaves expand or turn brittle depending on the atmosphere. Silk thread indicates the passage of silkworms that once fed on its leaves. Even the paper made from the tree can act as an indicator of the humidity in the air, which the visitor’s presence will affect, imperceptibly but inevitably.
Trevor Yeung, Swinging floaters (preferred friends), 2023, Mulberry paper, silk, mulberry wood bird stand, metal, 65 x 40 x 25 cm, Unique. Courtesy of artist .