The Life of a Mayfly

The Life of a Mayfly is a work by Chin Chi-Ping, developed during a 2015 Summer Sessions residency.

The work by Chin Chi-Ping is a large mechanical insect, a mayfly, built of artificial leather wrapped skin. It lives a short life cycle, powered by electricity. The wings of the insect are like bright and splendid robes. Each new generation inherits the colors of the wings from the parents. The evolution that occurs during the exhibition shows the family history of a mayfly.

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