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Oblique Obstruction

Ob-ob is a digital installation created for the celebration of International Disability Day at Harvard, collaborated with On-Display and Harvard Dance Center.

Skye Gao, Randong Yu, Yinghou Wang, Snob.


“We’ve always been taught not to stare; not to look at someone deeply because it might offend them; that if someone “different” catches our eye we have objectified them. This is the life of the viewer.”

This installation used two-way mirrors as a medium combined with light and digital controllers to provoke people's attention to the "different."

Two-way mirrors inherently possess this dynamic of power-play: the pryer and victim, the predator and prey, or the observer and performer. The installation aims to reposition the control the viewer withholds, whether to look or look away. The frustration and confusion when looking inside the cubic two-way mirror provokes the audience to acknowledge the capacity they are innately granted, to reconsider how they might interact and comprehend the object they actively chose to inspect.

about On-Display

ON DISPLAY is a durational work- a deconstructed art exhibit and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image.  Heidi Latsky’s response to the stigma attached to difference, ON DISPLAY turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures.

ON DISPLAY LOCAL is the series of sculpture courts/installations, ongoing since 2015, that are performed throughout the year. 

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Making Process

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