Static: Hunger

Ink on paper
50 x 50 in | 127 x 127 cm
2023

Chang created a stamp of the handwritten sentiment I’m hungry, a visitor’s response to her installation A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful, and imprinted it thousands of times to form a diffuse circle. Focusing the mind on both appetite and ambition, the work is inspired by the enduring use of Chinese seals as a form of signature and the calligraphic discipline of replicating revered texts as an act of mastery. Saturated around a bare one-inch center point, the statement gradually disintegrates outward, dissolving into faint marks that require concentration to decipher.