Study Statement 1.0


the “adolescent” as a result of “the disappearance of adulthood and childhood”


“Childhood” is an artificial concept.

There’s a complex and delicate relationship between the Capitalist ideology, the narrative of childhood, and the the logic of capital in which “children” are commodified in television commercials.

Adulthood and childhood in the age of images disappear together. So how to define “childhood” when consumption and bubbles persist?

Unit 2 edit:
I often accept some collaborative projects for commercial illustration and clothing. My style is similar to the “yamikawai” style, often drawing children’s images with wounds and bandages, so I wanted to explore the keyword “children” in unit 1.


୨୧ AIM 1 Using practice based research to create long-term projects around the articles I write.
Objective Research the relationship between children’s cognition and media technology and read the relevant literature. (media, communication science)
Changes in the way information interacts can directly affect the Electrophysiology of the brain, read more about it.

୨୧ AIM 2 Theme of the long-term project. Study of the process of cognitive changes in children and their causes in the present time when consumerism will persist. The social meaning of work and labor. (tentative)

୨୧ AIM 3

Discover how to build a long-term project. (research articles together with outcome present)


How to publish. Making a website. (blog-like home page) Hope to get in touch with 3d virtual exhibition.

୨୧ AIM 4

Exploring and creating barrier-free art – how to convey the same emotion and concept through different senses. What are the more “universal” senses.


Make some small projects: image to music transformation.

The connection between image and touch.


“the disappearance of childhood“

In The disappearance of childhood, Neil Postman mentions the impact of technology on the way people think. He argues that the emergence of childhood means the emergence of shame, which is the most human invention.
But the way childhood is defined in terms of innocence itself conceals the various complex realities that childhood life has to face. In this context, the “child” as opposed to the “adult” seems to be subservient to social rules, dominated by animal desires, and in need of the reminder of the “innocent child” in order to maintain its humanity. “We do not move from childhood to a state of adulthood, but from childhood to a state of discipline, akin to self-imposed servitude.” (The psychoanalysis of fire) In addition to the discussion of humanity itself, it is worth mentioning the complex and delicate relationship between the logic of capital, the narrative of childhood in different contexts, and the ideology of capitalism in which “children” are commodified in television commercials.

Children are both socially constructed and historically generated, as well as physiologically specific. Research has shown that changes in the way information is interacted with can directly affect the electrophysiology of the brain.

Big data is characterized by the delivery of information in a way that is more appropriate for Internet streaming, aka: more data volume and less information, improving the efficiency of information delivery from a huge expansion of the overall data volume. But for individuals, the amount of data they can receive per unit of time is limited, so the density of information is now lower compared to the past. The phenomenon of “image illiteracy in the information society” has also been observed.

Neil Postman’s “The Fading of Adulthood” – “a new childhood culture characterized by visuals and images that are jumpy, uncritical, and without negative content. Adults degenerate back into childhood in the electronic world.” There is a psychological concept called “regression”, when we encounter an unbearable setback, our psychological state will unconsciously regress to the state of a younger age. “Regression” and “fading into adulthood” are complementary.

What gets overlooked in these discussions is the adolescent. Kennedy coined the concept of “adolescence” in the 1960s. Youth” changed from Joseph Conrad’s 20-30 years to the current range of 13-17 years. The word “youth”, which represents the good years of youth, and the word “puberty”, which represents hormonal agitation, are the same etymology in Chinese with a sense of spring, and “youth” is no longer a spring blossom, but a The word “youth” is no longer a spring blossom, but a frozen swamp. If we look at it in the context of “adulthood” and “the fading of childhood”, “adult” is not a regression back to “child” but “adolescent”. “but “adolescence”.

I love Jasper Spicero’s work, and I’ve been imagining a world since a long time ago, where the mechanisms of the world exist in a metaphorical way. I want to make a long-term project about this world, to make a personal style of work, and to continue to do some side projects that can be easily realized as much as possible, to continue to make, to supplement the research according to the practice, and then to revise and improve the practice again, and so on is the long-term project that I pursue in the form of practice based research.

By doing so, I not only improve my work, but also expand my understanding of metaphors from different perspectives, the relationship between things, and get closer to the mechanism.


Keep writing. Keep doing side projects that are as simple to implement as possible to keep the enthusiasm.

Theory in bibliography

Research in blog research session

(Working on ways to find the missing data now)

-Experimenting Exploration of making web pages. Exploration of accessible art (inter-sensory transitions). Reading of theoretical books related to child psychology and the relationship between cognition and media.


A separate exhibition site as a long-term project

bozopupa: Photography: “Adolescence” as a result of “adulthood” and “childhood” fading together

Exploration of accessible art – side project (sound, touch)


UNIT 1:Front-end of a web page, a project

UNIT 2:Additions to the relevant theory


Adkins, K.S. (2015). When Time Stood Still. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Bachelard, G. and Frye, N. (1968). The psychoanalysis of fire. Boston: Beacon Press, [Fresno, Calif.

Cioran, E.M. and Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston (1998). Tears and Saints. University Of Chicago Press.

Orna Donath (2017). Regretting motherhood : a study. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.

Postman, N. (1993). Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology. New York, N.Y.: Vintage Books.

Postman, N. (1994). The disappearance of childhood. New York, N.Y.: Vintage.

Warner Bros. Pictures (2018). 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Trailer. YouTube. Available at:

Study Statement 2.0 (continuous revision)


 A combination tone – the need of disease

“A combination tone (also called resultant or subjective tone) is a psychoacoustic phenomenon of an additional tone or tones that are artificially perceived when two real tones are sounded at the same time. Their discovery is credited to the violinist Giuseppe Tartini (although he was not the first, see Georg Andreas Sorge) and so they are also called Tartini tones.”(Wikipedia)


Diversity is not disease, and abnormality is not pathology; disease has an irreplaceable meaning for artistic creation, and art has a positive effect on disease. When we acknowledge the positive influence of disease and art on each other, does disease become a goal or a marketing tool?

– AIM 1 Study the definitions of “disease”, “pathology”, “abnormality”, and “diversity”.

     Objective Read The normal and the pathological, the gay science, etc.

– AIM 2 Theme of the long-term project: the balance between intuition and reason; “fake intuition”

– AIM 3 Explore how to build a long-term project.

     Objective make more cross-material creation.

     Objective learn 3d software.

     Objective digital programming combined with processing images.

– AIM 4 Exploration and creation of “accessible art” – how to convey the same emotion and concept through different senses. What are the more “universal” senses.

     Objective Making small projects: transformation of images and music. The connection between image and touch.


The clothes I currently collaborate as a designer are designed in the “jiraikei”(“landmine”) style. This style is closely related to the Japanese “yamikawai” (“cute but with mental/physical disease”)style. Pills, syringes, band-aids, and gauze are the main elements of this style. In this context, disease is considered to be cute, not rejected, and an aesthetic to be followed.

In Shamanic culture, the shaman gains powers to close to the gods by artificially “causing madness”. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy states that shamanism is founded on an epileptic experience. The experience of madness is a primordial phenomenon, and it rooted in the human original condition. The epileptic experience is a quest and can be acquired artificially.

So is the state of illness similar to the epileptic experience? Is there a need for disease? How can disease be acquired artificially?

I like Jasper Spicero’s work and I’m trying out a new style of work that is bolder and more definitive in its control of the image. I am currently learning 3d software and hope to skill up to create my ideal image.


Keep doing side projects that can be easily realized as much as possible to keep my passion.

-Theory is added at the bottom of bibliography

-Research added at the bottom of the bibliography

-Experimenting Keep working on images. Don’t care about the completeness of the side project.


research paper

some image experiment 


UNIT 1: Front end of a web page, a project

UNIT 2 Additions to related theories


Belvedere 21 (2021). Josef Beuys – Ausstellungsrundgang. YouTube. Available at:

Benjamin, B. (1980). Beuys: The Twilight of the Idol. [online] Available at: 

Chesler, A.T., Szczot, M., Bharucha-Goebel, D., Čeko, M., Donkervoort, S., Laubacher, C., Hayes, L.H., Alter, K., Zampieri, C., Stanley, C., Innes, A.M., Mah, J.K., Grosmann, C.M., Bradley, N., Nguyen, D., Foley, A.R., Le Pichon, C.E. and Bönnemann, C.G. (2016). The Role of PIEZO2 in Human Mechanosensation. The New England journal of medicine, [online] 375(14), pp.1355–1364. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1602812.

Darger, H. and Macgregor, J.M. (2002). In the Realms of the Unreal. New York: Delano Greenidge Editions.

Foucault, M. (2013a). Madness and Civilization. Vintage.

Friedrich Nietzsche and Kaufmann, W. (1974). The gay science : With a prelude in rhymes and an appendix of songs : Translated, with commentary by Walter Kaufmann. New York: Random.

Georges Canguilhem (2007). The normal and the pathological. New York: Zone Books.

Husserl, E. (1931). Méditations cartésiennes.n.d 

Hans-Georg Gadamer (2013). Truth and Method. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Jim, E. (2013). Henry Darger, throwaway boy : the tragic life of an outsider artist. London: Gerald Duckworth.

Kearney, R. (2015). The Wager of Carnal Hermeneutics. Baidu Scholar. [online] doi:10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0001.

Lucrezia De Domizio Durini (n.d.). Who is Joseph Beuys? [online] Available at: [Accessed 17 Nov. 2022].

Mircea Eliade (2004). Shamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasy. Princeton, Nj: Princeton University Press.

nationalgalleries (2016). Who is Joseph Beuys? YouTube. Available at:

Rhodes, C. (2020). Outsider art | Britannica. In: Encyclopædia Britannica. [online] Available at: 

Ricœur, P. and Thompson, J.B. (2016). Hermeneutics and the human sciences : essays on language, action, and interpretation. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Tate (2017). Outsider art – Art Term | Tate. [online] Tate. Available at: (n.d.). Bound-breaking Performance – Exhibition Social Sculpture: Joseph Beuys in China CAFA Art Museum. [online] Available at: [Accessed 17 Nov. 2022].

Yayoi Kusama (2011). Infinity net : the autobiography of Yayoi Kusama. Chicago ; London: The University Of Chicago Press.