Terence Koh

Do no doubt the dangerous of my butterfly song

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Do no doubt the dangerous of my butterfly song
Terence Koh
Do no doubt the dangerous of my butterfly song
2004
Metal vitrine, speakers, ipod, song with artist singing in his own private language, paint, hair, male battus philenor butterfly and blackened ash from a gingko tree
155 x 46 x 114cm

Terrence Koh’s Do no doubt the dangerous of my butterfly song is a model of seduction. Placed inside a glass case and accompanied by a soundtrack, his assemblage exudes a precious delicacy, enshrining ephemera of personal and queer significance. Hair, ash, and a butterfly are composed in frail arrangement, their ephemeral qualities hinting narratives of vulnerability, loss, and violence. Combining formalism with the deeply intimate, Koh’s work conveys a quiet restraint, pointing to the structured isolation of individual existence and the fragility of human experience.


     
 


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