Elvin Xingyu Ou

Elvin Xingyu Ou is a New York-based multidisciplinary creative technologist. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Interior Design and is currently pursuing a master degree in Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of Art, New York University.

24/7, 2019, Mixed Media, 33 in x 18 in x 18 in

24/7, 2019, Mixed Media, 33 in x 18 in x 18 in

24/7, 2019, Mixed Media, 33 in x 18 in x 18 in

24/7, 2019, Mixed Media, 33 in x 18 in x 18 in

The work “24/7“ is to explore the notion of self through the perception of time.

It is an installation that is composed of two sets of 7 standing alone devices that represent strokes of the Chinese character “self“ and "you".  Each set of the 7 devices mimics the progression of time in the way that each stroke will be rotating with a central axis like clock needles. All "strokes" are placed in a way to be perceived separately as the word “self“ every 60 seconds/ 1 minute and  the word “you“ every 60 minutes/ 1 hour.