Instead of focusing solely on the visual of products and product design, the second volume of this collection is more about objects in general. There are different themes like war, space and history. Some are more abstract and some are more attached to reality.
Solid-State Poems is an ongoing project that explores objects’ form and materiality in an industrial design context. The works are products designed without any realistic limitations. They are free from the consumerism narrative or ergonomic restrictions. They are simply created to be impractical product-like ‘objects’ and they can hardly be prototyped in reality. They can be just treated like ‘interesting geometries’ or even sculptures that has vague or no functionalities. There are no users and certainly no manufacturing process. But because of the forms or certain details of these objects people will want to see them as products and assume their functions based on their own knowledge. It is always interesting to see how users put themselves in this kind of contexts. I enjoy this anxiety of perceiving as well as the ambiguity of physicality and affordance of the products. Not like judging art, people can still find the joy of criticizing what they are 'familiar' with. Every once in a while I will post a new piece in this collection. The works are very speculative and sometimes totally irrelevant. Personally I think this is a lot of fun.