The Double-Slit / 2022
Hinted at its title, The Double-Slit is inspired by the eponymous experiment in quantum physics which demonstrates that light and electrons possess particle and wave properties. On the three-panel wooden board resembling a folding screen, Tap Chan embeds two slim resin windows and attaches a sheet of white cushion padding made of Tyvek to the surface. The form of the work recalls the interior of a spacecraft and that of an asylum simultaneously—both come across as places unknown or unpredictable to us. On the threshold of fear and security, Chan explores the intersections between quantum mechanics, lucid dreams, and schizophrenia.