Graduation 2016 Project

Chiao Chun Chan

Department: Contextual Design

The Dependent Objects

We use our imagination to create objects for our own use and
then tend to think of these as separate things, existing and
functioning entirely independently of us. A chair is built for us
to sit on, and stays the same, regardless of whether or not
someone is seated. But what if this relationship became less
distant? Chan Chiao Chun woke up with this idea one morning
after dreaming that his body had become one with the household
objects around him. This dream led to ‘The Dependent
Objects’. Here, he creates a series where both the furnishings
and the user need each other. Without human support, they
literally fall over, or lie slumped in a corner. But we also respond
to them. Together they are in balance and continue to affect
each other. Objects become physical extensions of human
experience rather than just subservient tools.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits