2021 | 14 varied paper airplanes, 14 scents, instruction sheets, clear plastic bags, clear acrylic | Acrylic box:15.5''×12'' × 5"', paper airplane 9'' × 6'' each
Soaring is an instructional kit stored in an acrylic box comprising 14 paper airplanes applied with different scents in different colors and shapes, and an instruction sheet. Players are invited to take the airplanes outdoor and fly the airplane following a 4-step instruction which requires actions of smelling, throwing, running, and hearing. The instruction for different airplanes varies in the second step based primarily on the scents that highlight central elements in various natural landscapes. Soaring transforms the natural environment into a playground and the human body into an object for play. Throughout the process, a unique and personal attachment to the natural landscape is created with uniform guidelines. As paper airplanes take off from hands, players’ minds take off and soar by imagination.