Wang gongxin, Baby Talk

屋顶上方悬挂一架投影仪,将六个成年人(父母和爷爷奶奶,姥姥姥爷)逗弄小婴孩的表情动作投影在婴儿床的表面。婴儿床其实是一个盛满牛奶的容器,中间有一个循环装置能够推动牛奶循环。伴随着影像的动作,观众能听到的只是牛奶流动的声音。

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Li Ran, Somewhat Abstract, Somewhat Realistic, 2019, Two-channel HD video, black and white & color, sound, 4’55”

Questions such as Abstract and Realistic, Realism and Classicism have always been part of the problem of self-presupposition in the Chinese art industry, and now this presupposition seems to bring us to a kind of thorny land. No matter it is our self-expression or the imagination of “the other”, this splitting and ambiguous face has become a new spokesperson. In the Cilm, I convinced the photographer who often works with me to play the roles of model and makeup artist together.

Yang Zhenzhong, Fish Bowl

录像内容为近摄一张反复说“我们不是鱼”的嘴,三台电视机垂直叠放在注满水的鱼缸中。

Chen Dandizi, I’m Awake Tonight, 2021, Two-channel video, color, sound 3’19”

Once I saw this video on YouTube, a compilation of moments of capture in
animal hunts from the North American Hunting Association. With the hunter’s gun locked in place, the animals were cursed and unable to escape. The second before being shot, their eyes look confused and fearful, stared straight in the direction of humans, and then all fell to the ground with a thud. I felt confused and vulnerable by this violent energy, as a user commented under the video: The most dangerous animal in the world.
Although hunting is ancient and primitive, I felt uncomfortable revisiting a killing “spree” in such an intense and unequal way. In another sense, it resonates with the human pleasure of pursuing absolute power. Therefore, I took this video of the hunt and juxtaposed it with another
video. I banged out some negative words on a brass plate and tuned up the metal clanging sound to echo the sound of the gunshots in the former video. On the screen, a blinking of huge eyes shows startling unease from hearing loud noises. It looks directly into the camera lens, making it impossible to avoid, with which to provoke the viewer’s fearful association
with other related matters.

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