The artwork is displayed as a hanging installation. The installation can be viewed from both sides of the garments, exposing the outer and inner layers of the pants with their details enlarged. To achieve functionality of pants, there are some details that are necessary to be built, which are pockets, zipper, darts, belt loops, and over-locking on the fabric’s edge. Seeing the details in enormous scale giving unfamiliarity an extra surprised factor to the viewer. Through this artwork, the aim is to achieve the “Alice in Wonderland” euphoria effect of feeling small when faced to something that is normally smaller than us being blown up much bigger that its actual size.
Pants are a basic form of clothing that is worn as a bottom, covering the intimate part of the body and commonly owned by most people in the world. The inner details of the pants are another surprise for me, because it looks so contrast with its ordinary outer view. This also represents sometimes something that looks so boring and ordinary could deceive us, for they can carry more complexity than what we could imagine.
Exposing the size of the garment is also meant zooming in its imperfections. The inner part of the pants are showing details that most people perceived as ugly, such as the over-locking detail, layering of the zipper construction, and pocket compartments. In the norm of fashion world, they are another “taboo” details to be shown outside. This artwork becomes a form of exercise to see the perfection in imperfections, also to see the beauty in things that are seemingly ugly.
Exposing these details also uncover the reality of a structure that is impossible to be viewed only from one side. This reality includes the seemingly perfect outer layer, and the hidden inner construction that contains the real structure, process, and imperfections that are needed to achieve the sleekness on the outside. This experience of seeing the view from both sides is meant to show the reality as a whole, including the hidden and undesirable details that are normally not even worth displaying. Seeing the reality of the structure shows how what we see on the outside may seem all finished and perfect, while the inside contains more accurate reality behind it. This exposure suggest the critical value of deconstruction to see things not only from the outside, but also what beneath it, and then see the truth as a whole.