Kun Zhang MFA

Master-Thesis: "Form"

Supervision: Prof. Ute Eitzenhöfer, Prof. Eva-Maria Kollischan, Prof. Theo Smeets

"Umberto Eco once explained in a lecture:
For example, even the expression ‘the highest even number’ has a meaning, since we know it would have to have the property of being divisible by two (and we would therefore be able to distinguish it from the highest odd number), and we also have vague instruction on how to generate it, in the sense that we can imagine counting higher and higher numbers, separating odd from even … Except that we realize we will never get there, as in a dream wherein we think we can grasp hold of something without ever managing to do so.

People have their own definition of form. Therefore form becomes an inaccessible topic. There is no standard answer and form can never be absolute. At the same time there is no standard answer for every theme related with perceptions. 
I have the doubt about form for years. I saw the obvious symbolic signs many times in the design products and artworks. I tried to discover lots of symbols for my works, too.
But the question is always there: Why, how and where does form come from?
With the different impacts and influences from Western culture and with my own cultural background, I found out that the influencing factors of my question have too many variables. 
Many times it seemed like I touched the answer, that I wanted. Many times after I went closer to the answer, I didn't feel I got the right and direct answer. In other words: I can never find the certain answer to this question. But this is the most exciting and fascinating point."

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