Thursday, 21 May 2009

Taut; Cocoon

Taut; Cocoon is a beauty of things imperfect; is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as nature’s beauty. The quintessential aesthetic of this installation is to encourage the astonishing repertoire of forms bred from the idea and process of fractal shapes, fragmentation, morphologies of the nature, mixing registers and playing with virtuosity on our senses – visual and analytical. It is into a world of such paradox, engendered by the awareness to understand nature and its attributes towards contemporary sensibilities, that we invite our viewers. The wall has been chosen as the context, but is an open context, which brings together both artistic characteristics and the finesse of architectural space. 

The art piece’s title takes its inspiration directly from the cocoon, or pupa, which is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation. From the understanding of this life cycle process, this work carries the idea of a complete metamorphosis represented by the immediacy of activities carried out in the training centre of Petronas - Permata. This vocabulary, rooted in everyday reality, shall make this installation accessible to all. It articulates a subtle duality, trying to provoke mixed feeling of both attraction and repulsion.

Design team: Sabri Idrus, Hafiz Amirrol

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