EXTRACTION

A collaborative project with Coffee Kang 

The series expresses the idea of taking something out of the mind. Each set contains one portrait and one small-scaled installation, respectively featuring a vacuum hose on the subject’s forehead, and an object that is smashed and vacuumed.

We’ve conducted a simple interview with our subjects, and also asked them to provide an object that reminds them of something they would rather forget in their past. During the shoot, we asked them to think about that particular thing or memory they want to remove while vacuuming their forehead. Then we had them smash it, or deconstruct it in any other way. Finally, we vacuumed the pieces and collected them after they had been removed from the vacuum.