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。


Chen Xiaoyun, Drag, Video, Color, Sound, 4’11”, 2006

Half naked young man is dragging vehemently. The mysterious power is inside the door: harvest in darkness and extreme tiredness of heart and body is endless. You can’t let all this go.The invisible power that you are attempting to oppose or compete is in the other end of the rope but which controls you. You don’t know what you are going to lose or gain. There is no result about the darkness. You probably know nothing. Regarding to life, you have to stay here.

Wang Jianwei, Dilemma – Three Way Fork in the Road, Video, Color, Sound, 10’00”, 2007

I want to try to build such a “stage”, where all the individual performers have multiple aspects, including the visible and the invisible, the real and the hypothetical. These bodies are at the same time physical proofs of the real world and symbols that connect all kinds of desires. They are signs of a certain period of history but also void of any specific historical meaning.
Do they exist between imagination and ambiguity? They maintain a relative synchronization within different orders; they are introspective presences in public space; they share the same space but ignore each other. This is a stage filled with normality and abnormality. It is my experiment with video, and my understanding of the world that I live in.

Kan Xuan, Kanxuan Ai! Video, Color, Sound, 1’22”, 1999

The location is the underground passage of the Fuxingmen subway in Beijing, a public space from one platform to another.I ran through the crowd and shouted my name and answered. It was as if I were calling myself and answering myself; It’s like I’m imitating others calling myself or I’m imitating myself in answering. I’m interested that when the spatial relationship between the caller and the responder becomes blurred, the form and result of being recognized by oneself or by others. What I shouted was “Kan Xuan! Ai!”

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