I kept repeating the unfamiliar self

我不斷重複不認識的自己

 

2017 

Video Installation

During the exchanging in Prague, both language and culture were unfamiliar. Without the bond between the native land, there are only simply flesh and body remain, which started the journey of working in action. By the process of action, I started to realize I didn't know much about my body, and there is certain misalignment while manipulating it. 

 

The video is a repeating simple gesture, trying to achieve the same goal and to create a sound. by memorizing the status of the body and trying to fulfill the expected result. Then compress them into one single movement shown on the video.

I tried to discuss the authenticity of the moving image by repeating a single gesture in a compressed image. Frames are a combination of image and audio. Using the sound of the environment and the acoustic scene, every frame from the gesture are compressed together. I capture a single movement more than a hundred time, selecting a few frames in each of them and combine into one movement. Trying to establish an order of the gesture. At the same time, the misalignment of the body will be revealed. 

出國交換的期間,對於國外的文化與語言都極不熟悉,在適應的過程中重新檢視自我,才發現僅存的只剩自己單薄的身體。因此也開始在國外的行為藝術創作,然而在過程中時常發現自己對於身體的狀態是不熟悉的,且意識操作身體的過程也容易失準,這時才理解到對於自我的身體,我是如此的不了解。

 

作品是極為簡單的動作不斷重複,試圖達成相同的結果,以及產生一個聲音,在重複的過程中記憶著相同的運動狀態,盡力著讓其達到預設的結果。並將他們重疊壓縮成為單一的動作。

 

延續先前作品,透過重複單一動作的壓縮影像討論影像的真實性,和現實時間與影像時間的關係,並納入現場聲音,將空間的音場也進行壓縮。這次我拍攝了數個單一的手勢(Gesture)數百次,並將每個動作取下固定幾個影格與聲音片段,再將其堆疊並壓縮成單一的動作影像。企圖建立單一動作的秩序,於此同時身體所特有的失準也將顯現,而現場的聲音與身體的動作所觸發的聲音,也是與自己身體的對話。

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