Ostrich Box
April 2018






It's hard to find an outlet to vent your negative emotions when you're stressed out. Ostriches bury their heads in the sand when they see danger coming. They think that they can escape from danger by not seeing it. Humans would think that ostriches are just deceiving themselves. However, the ostriches’ method, a kind of AQ spirit-satisfied method, effectively alleviates the pressure from the outside world. To create a "shelter" is the original idea of this work, which is not to protect people's bodies from harm, but to protect the spiritual world of mind.

The ostrich box has a soft hole on one side where viewers can stick their heads into the box. The box is made of a silky wooden board and soundproof foam. When the audience puts their heads in the box, all the light will be blocked as well as all the white noise. It is a wonderful experience. Three recordings of the natural sounds in a park are played around the heads of the audience with three small speakers. This three-dimensional tranquility helps the audience get a moment's peace.
在压力之下,人往往会感到筋疲力竭,而能否找到一个出口把这种负面情绪宣泄是一种难做到的事。鸵鸟在预感到危险将至时会把头埋进沙土之中,它们以为这样就可以逃离危难,人会觉得鸵鸟只是自欺欺人而已,对这种行为嗤之以鼻,但鸵鸟不会,鸵鸟却真实的相信了安全已经到来。这种阿q精神疗法有效的缓解了来自外界的压力,从而逃离束缚。去创造一个“庇护所”是这个作品的最初想法,它不是为了让人的身体免受伤害,而是为了保护精神世界。




这个鸵鸟盒的一侧有一个软洞,观众可以将头伸进盒子里。盒子是由粉质木板和隔音海绵做成,当观众把头伸进盒子的时候,一切的光会被阻隔,同样的白噪音也会被阻隔,这是一个奇妙的经历,世界突然变得安静而私密。三段野外录音随着三个小音响在观众头的四周缓缓播放,这种立体感的恬静帮助观众得到霎那间的宁静。