Interrogated/Deflected by Michael Joo

March 8, 2011 by Kay

We've been showing this exciting new Michael Joo sculpture titled Interrogated/Deflected in our stand at The Armory Show 2011.

For more information on this work email us on info@othercriteria.com.

Below, Michael Joo has given us a bit of background to the work and what it means to him:

"Interrogated/Deflected is a perfect miniaturized version of a much larger original sculpture that I made. Made from a three dimensional digital scan and cast in sterling silver, it is sculpted as if all of the white has been removed from a zebra. I am interested in the combination of a aggressively questioning something through dissection and the idea of deflection implied by the different reflective surfaces of the piece. I used silver for the sculpture because it has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any earthly element or metal. As in many of my works, it is important to me that the object has an unfixed identity and could be seen as a type of conduit. Cloning, genetics, and the idea of originality are themes revolving around this work."

- Michael Joo, 2011