Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hmmm, Humanity. An Installation.








Hmmm, Humanity. An Installation. By Kim de Young

Waking before daybreak, Dashing out the door to establish my place in the pecking order of the crowded freeways, Watching the sunrise over the asphalt, Spending the sunlit hours under the hum of the fluorescent lights, Prioritizing my day between demanding emails, boredom, and the sound of the urgency in a colleagues voice before their eminent breakdown into frustration, Walking the halls of framed buzzword-morality-posters perfumed with recently burnt microwave popcorn, Rushing into the night air for my place in the pecking order of the crowded freeways, towards home.

Plainly the reality of my life for twelve years working in the semi-conductor industry was on the verge of soul sucking. Evenings and weekends were cherished times of re-energizing and creativity, until eventually not even two days off, a week off, two-weeks off was enough to balance the demoralization of my vitality. This project is a way to forever cast off the binds of that old mindset and move forward towards a new self culture and embrace my potential instead of squandering it.



5 comments:

jim talt said...

Excellent visual installation; really wish I could have seen it in person. The desk and popcorn are pefect elements. Your written comments resonate with the reality of the lifestyle:

"Walking the halls of framed buzzword-morality-posters perfumed with recently burnt microwave popcorn, Rushing into the night air for my place in the pecking order of the crowded freeways, towards home.

" on the verge of soul sucking. Evenings and weekends were cherished times of re-energizing and creativity, until eventually not even two days off, a week off, two-weeks off was enough to balance the demoralization of my vitality."

We've been there and know that escape is possible as you have demonstated.

Anonymous said...

I'm saved! *but what about all those stomped kitty dolls?*

ValGalArt said...

WoW! i was so moved by this and am glad you shared this side of you, your art and live! I wish i could be in the room talking with you and seeing it up close. A great installation!

Brine Blank said...

Wow...very interesting piece...I understand the soul-sucking thing...going through a bit of that myself...

MjM said...

Congratulations!

Not just delivered, but self-exorcised as well. Nice job.