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We are pleased to announce TL’s first solo exhibition in Chameleon Gallery. In this exhibition, TL uses one dead tree trunk as the starting point and makes duplicates of it by using different materials and disorientates them in the gallery space. Three photographs of this tree trunk parallel with the installation. Influenced by early conceptual artists, TL constantly deconstructs and reconstructs the meaning of objects in our daily lives. The definition of originality is largely questioned in TL’s pieces. TL says that there is no difference between the original tree trunk and its duplicates; they all live in the same space without hierarchy. Although all the objects are claimed to be the same, every tree trunk has its own individuality because of its different material and orientation. This is not a repetition, but a différance. Jacques Derrida uses différance as the deliberate misspelling of différence to emphasize that the words have identical pronunciation but different spellings. The meanings of objects are always “deferred" in that they need to be defined contextually with chains of signifiers. TL plays around with the heterogeneous features of objects and asks the question: what is a tree trunk? The meaning of “tree trunk” in this installation is defined between the objects with different orientation and materials in the space. The hierarchy and structure of the meaning are annulled. Separating from the traditional definition of “tree trunk,” TL questions human beings’ perceptions of nature. Which is the genuine tree trunk? The one with wood texture? Or the one covered with manufacturing material? The answer is probably like the title of this exhibition: suspended somewhere between them.