Tell us about yourself!
The land of fish and rice ~ the moon.
Adventure. Alien air. Pool. “Who am I? ” Interlocutor, eater, an inside foreigner, Thomas Edison, self…. the otherness*
Limitation of language - poetry in an expanded field,
& found objects!
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
Glass is fuzzy, yet sharp. It is some metaphysical lens I look through. I use the inherent linguistic properties of glass to echo the liberty and un-translatability of our semantic struggles. Through poetry, writing, swimming pool exercising, lollipop making, soap bubble blowing, music therapy operating, glass shards foraging, recording, love letter whispering, choral singing conducting, and unfamiliar situations escorting—I address the physical experience of another language, the impossibility to truly externalize human feelings that exceed verbal language, and the meanings and aesthetics of certain sonic performances.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
I am a skillful amateur who happily lives with unresolved questions concerning language. By dislocating language from its context and form, I question the linguistic structures people learn and unlearn in relation to comfort, temperature, transparency, hierarchy and power dynamics.
What is your dream project?
Getting paid, having fun, and affecting a few people.
If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
However, I’m not working but living in this field.
See more of Pan's work here.