“When flowers no longer exist on the planet, will you cherish me?”
Matter, to us, is the carrier of emotions; the origin of collective memories.
This installation records a disappearing matter of life; a material, among others, that forms part of our collective memory—terrazzo. Terrazzo is commonly found in old tenement buildings, but is fast vanishing due to redevelopments and refurbishments, along with the retirement of specialist artisans.
A reproduction of the material in a new form, Interactive Terrazzo emanates the old community ambience in Central. Appearing in the form of seating, with optical fibre as an aggregate component, the fibres react with visitors and illuminate, through the help of customized programming. We envisage visitors will discover the characteristics and potentials of terrazzo, through close observation and personal experiences—touch, crawl, sit, or lay down, etc.