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Physicality II (2018)

dyson fans, thermal paper
dimensions variable

Physicality I and Physicality II can be understood as a linear continuation of Relic, featuringhouse-hold electrical appliances of the present era. Through challenging these devices in unconventional and comical ways, Mak Ying Tung 2 hopes to illustrate our never-ending desires for machines to accomplish increasingly complicated tasks. In Physicality I, a piece of cheese is placed on a heating mattress that warps the shape of the cheese throughout the show. In Physicality II, two Dyson fans, one using a heating mode and the other using a cooling mode, work together to shift the color of thermal paper that is responsive to fluctuations in temperature.