The work "circle" has seen the artist crack a wide variety of building materials, the particles of which form a circle image.A city is most broken when it is being demolished, the process of which the artist observes daily. First take the doors and windows away, next the steel, other large objects. The more buildings were pounded the more were broken, which then allows some of the residual materials to be collected, tiles then cracked and finally, the building is crushed.According to the artist, what is happening here is the continuation of the demolition process, yet further fragmention of a broken building.The artist also said that there is a secret pleasure in the arrival of a storm to the city, the helplessness and powerlessness to prevent a repeat of the destruction.The "circle" metaphor of urban expansion in the enclosure movement at the same time demonstrates the continuous circle of life, everything in the picture going from dust to dust.
QL: During the crushing process, you tend to express the individual experience of facing the surrounding environment or the public self-reflection?
MH: Crushing and being crushed is a heartbreaking process, while continue to crush is the beginning of self-healing. The surrounding environment is an entry point into the heartbreaking state. "My heart is broken" - the collection, sorting, processing, beating, crushing, screening, planting and diffusion, all become part of the treatment. In Ma Han's plant, it reveals the treatment of individual’s heartbreaking.
QL: What do you think of the action of finally placing it on the garbage room?
MH: The building parts collected from the Hei Qiao, through a series of processing, are finally planted in Hei Qiao’s public space, including on the wall of the garbage room. Through physically aesthetic reconstruction after violent crushing, the artist explores the discussion of current temporary living space, as well as the ecological problems of being pushed to the edge of the city during the process of urbanization. By a series of collection, processing and planting action, to seam the gap of life.