wash-board: scrub, powder, foam, lave


wash-board: scrub, powder, foam, lave by Lin Hsin Hsin,digital media pioneer,digital art,first virtual museum in the world, 1994

Artwork 1st exhibited during 6th solo exhibition
titled Where Water Flows, sponsored by Deutsche Bank AG
July 4 - 18, 1989, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore


clothes you've worn
are now dirty

on which, you turn the tap on
water runs
rub, scrub
dirty water flows in front

more water
more rubs, more scrubs
drips, drops
water splashes, where?
on your washing board
on your shirt or dress

soap powder
forever in excess
tap on
water runs
bubbles form
creates forms, creates foam

after many laves
much effort
clean clothes in front
now it's time to laugh  

Lin Hsin Hsin
March 19, 1989

digital art museum, first virtual museum in the world since 1994