Say Ah I (2021)
5" x 10" x 8"
Plastic jar, etched feeler gauge blades, mini magnifying glass
A feeler gauge's poetry lies both in its name and the ability of its fingers to slip into spaces that are generally overlooked or seemingly nonexistent, like the sliver of a gap between a table and its legs or a window and its frame. The tool embodies these liminal, subtle, unseen and unarticulated spaces (or feelings) and provides notation for them.
English and Korean phrases holding emotional and conceptual sense and weight for me alone are etched on generic, ultra-thin feeler gauge blades -- if placed like a tongue depressor in my mouth, what would be heard or discovered? (And, how or what is my health?)
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