Distant Worlds / 2022
In Distant Worlds, an identical pair of tunnel- shaped structures are surrounded by black, starlike objects scattered around, forming two emblematic portals that connect imaginary places. Casting curious shadows on the floor, the work references and visualizes the embedding diagram of a wormhole. In Tap Chan's laborious application of silver foil onto the stainless steel structure, the work accentuates a sense of ritual and yields a galactic appearance. Experiencing the work, one is encouraged to contemplate the parallel universe theory in fiction and science, embarking on a spiritual journey into invisible and infinite worlds in space–time.