Lips symbolise desire, lust and sensuality. Your lips are even more sensitive than your fingertips and contain as many as 10,000 nerve endings. Although this work doesn’t contain that many lights, with around 1,500 lights that make up Desire, the Taiwanese artists of UxU still give you an idea of the amount of information they can pass on. From the side, the image of the lips disappears, and you see a heartbeat instead – our hearts beat faster with strong desires. But giving in to your desires can be dangerous: the red lights, much like a traffic light, are also a warning.
length: 6 m
width: 4 m
height: 4 m
About UxU Studio
UxU Studio, founded in 2011 by Kuan-Hung Chen and Ying-Chu Chen, is a Taiwanese collective of architects, designers, and artists. Their experimental, multidisciplinary approach leads to surprising (light)objects, which are often made of simple and ordinary materials. Sometimes, this results in big installations to wander in or just to quietly sit in. Other times, they enlarge or reduce a recognizable thing or image to a surrealistic size.