“Anicca” is comprised of Buddha figurines made of cast hard candy. The candy melts and (or) crystallizes over the course of time, changing its state of matter through a quiet process of transformation. Once installed in a space, the candy gradually reveals its fluid property, hence the objects leave the control of the artist’s hands and they are set to an autonomous performance.
The idea of the installation is derived from the aesthetics of meditation. The shifting molecular structures of sugar simulate malleable membranes between self and the other. When the Buddha figurines ultimately melt all the way and turn into a formless puddle of viscous liquid, those self-obliterating objects may achieve a peaceful state of enlightenment. Yet, the materiality of hard candy generates contradictions because of its sugary sensations that are highly saturated in today’s consumer culture.