Lin Yilin, Golden Journey, Video, Color, Sound, 16’40”, 2011

I considered this series of work as a diary of a journey, in which accidental encounters and interesting happenings unfolded. At the same time, “events” were produced. Landmarks are the witness of the journey. I worked hard to make this series of work into “landmarks” of the landmarks so the audience can remember them.
The geographic environment stimulated me to test out the most basic physical movements of my body—”self-rotating,” or more precisely, rolling. This imagery came from the tiresof an automobile’s wheels. The slow walk of the participants required an enduring self- consciousness that made their brains numb. Their awareness of the distinction between themselves and the other pedestrians evoked a paradoxical state of mind. But what is more, they were also thinking about me rolling behind them. When I walked on the Golden Gate Bridge, I looked down to the fascinating ocean. But reason prevented me from jumping. Then, I decided to slowly roll down the bridge on the pavement. Fighter planes repetitively flew over my head. I became aware that they were supervising me. At the end, the U.S. Navy understood: This was art. Then they did not come back to disturb us any more. Luckily, they became the greatest audience of my work.


Zhu Jia, Repeat On Purpose

将一台超级 8 毫米摄影机放置在冰箱最里端的角落里,镜头朝向冰箱门,开启摄录键,将摄影机处在自动录影的状态下,关上冰箱门。再打开冰箱门,随意的拿取一件东西;关上冰箱门。再次打开冰箱门随意的放置一件东西;关上冰箱门。反反复复重复这组动作。冰箱门打开时冰箱的照明灯被开启,录影机自动记录下有光照状态下的影像,冰箱门关闭时,录影机则记录下没有图像的图像。作品既是在这两种交替的状态下将时间延续着。将声音部分主动的去除,是强调图像本身存在的主观性。

Hu Jieming, Home?


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