Sum Total is a collaborative performance/installation that explores art creation. From inspiration, to the working artist, to the audience, this artwork maps out a three-dimensional, life-size diagram through which viewers may wander and wonder. The installation shows at once the interdependent elements of artwork, and the result of their cooperation: the performance/installation itself. A four-channel sound performance reflects these themes of art creation and lets the viewers hear as well as see the connection between each. As an essential part of the whole structure/system, the viewers are encouraged to delve into the work, making connections between idea generation, pattern-making, intention, and realization.
performance and 4-channel live audio installation, with custom-made acrylic domes, mirrors, books, electronics and clay