Xiu-Lai Zhou, Japan
“MINGU”, which fulfills the needs of life, reflect the the primitive purpose and consequences of human action. However, humans do not doubt the existence of Mingu in everyday life, and define its nature with appearance and feeling. “Air Form” which brings back the nature of Mingu to the origin, is the “use” and “making” experience as the regeneration of new Mingu.
Exhausting the air in a sealed polybag with a valve and creating a vacuum, a three-dimensional implement is molded from a flat material, so that the user can complete the assembling of this implement with a minimum amount of action. This implement, that called “Air Form”, can be regarded as new Mingu, that combines tentativeness and practicality in modern life.
The molding motion of this new Mingu arouses the original intention to fulfill the needs of life. When the user of “Air Form” is using it, he is also experience the “making” process, where new Mingu plays a role in connecting past and presence life which transcended generations.