1G: Tell us about your White Project.
Bella Ou: The starting point of this project was Rene Magritte’s painting The Lover. I found the painting mysterious, nervous and also romantic. Then I followed the mood and extended my research to embracing couples and wrapping things. I wam looking for something with tension and dark. I discovered a Japanese photographer, Eikoh Hosoe, who has a serie of works with couples embracing tightly and forming one unity. These photos inspired me to start braiding the tubes together, just like lovers embracing each other. Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude are known for covering up objects with fabrics. Their projects are always enormous. So I tried to wrap up the whole body, and even extended the body to shape like two person embracing. The main objective was to explored and experiment with volume and layers on the body form.