尺寸：1410 x 270 x 295 厘米
Name: Black Square Problem Setting (we're talking about practice)
Size: 1410 x 270 x 295 cm
Materials: Steel, wood, fiber glass resin, powder pigment, aquarium sand, foam wedges
Black Square Problem Setting is a functional climbing wall built on the wall of the gallery. Luk made sand and resin casts of found objects to create the installation. Adopting the system used in climbing gyms over the world, adept climbers were invited to design climbing routes of varying difficulty for all other climbers regardless of experience.
The interactive installation seeks to disrupt the hygiene of a gallery space with a different creativity utilised by an unrelated tribe. By invading the space with sweaty, but friendly climbers, the hope is to address the condescension and dogmatism with which art can sometimes be presented in white cubes. The “Black Square” in the title references Malevich’s black square, which was painted with the intent of grasping the ultimate zero —— a revolutionary banner for no one. The piece takes a playful stab at the egotistical search for this “ultimate zero”. The large black form gives the impression of a flat surface, ambiguous in its definition. But as more climbers take to the structure, by putting up holds made from the impression of real world objects with the intention of functionality for the purpose of “play”, the accumulated holds and chalk dust will build up on its surface, giving it an accurate sense of its actual form, addressing a dependence on people at large applying value and personal experience to art, even if we pretend it exists in a hermetic space.