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Yi Li — Obsession

Obsession with an object or certain behaviour, is powered by the stimulation of our five senses, as well as the energy and flow of vitality between man and object.

OCDers acquire energy, namely fear, through the sense of touch. Bulimia nervosa patients acquire energy, namely identity, through the stimulation of the taste. Perfume obsessives acquire energy, namely the sense of security, pride and sexual attraction, through the satisfaction of the sense of smell. ASMR obsessives acquire energy, namely climax and serenity, through the enjoyment of hearing.

The engine-like installation and videos together formulate the meaning and development of ‘obsession’.