Ways to See a Spinning Top
Collective Doh consists of non-native artists who are interested in permeability and banality of literature in their lives. The members gathered to imply the method of essay writing into their design practice. Away from past and future, their objects accommodate the present. The artists break the pattern of puking a solution-looking answer in front of the great urgencies. Careful observations on individuals’ mighty and entangled reality creates perspectives from mundane but mutual questions. The collective takes steps as if writing a non-fiction where the ability to make connections and expression is freed.
From a distance, a top seems still, but stability comes from its high speed.It will slowly fluctuate and collapse at the end. A spinning top is an object that embodies a state of transition and paradoxical characteristic: being still only when it moves fast. In liquid modernity, having an absolute perspective is no longer imaginable. While rules, systems, and relations are fluctuating, individuals confront certain uncertainty and imperfection in their surroundings and themselves. In the exhibition, each artist seeks one’s own way to see a spinning top. From each point of view, artists navigate liquid modernity, liquid everyday life, and liquid self : Captured Identity, Waving Home, Object Verb, Celebrating Nothing and Scrambled Future.