Suspension of the Air, 2017
Isaac Chong Wai
Bronze and mirror
320 x 135cm

In the work "Suspension of the Air" (2017) rests a bronze cast in the form of a life ring, which has already lost air, on broken mirror glasses. The replica consists only of the upper half of the ring - another indication that the object hardly has a life-saving function, moreover, due to the material property, the life ring would sink anyway. Chong compares the half inflated life preserver with the state of the world, with the powerlessness of the world authorities to adequately help and rescue. Nevertheless, the question arises whether help or rescue is understood with the same trajectory. Here is the lifebuoy as a metaphor for longing and hope in many ways shaken.