DAYS OF SWIMMING IN THE GARDEN

#游園印記 #videoinstallation #movingimages #experiential #cityscape #videoconcrete #musiqueconcrete

Still image from Days of Swimming in the Garden
Still image from Days of Swimming in the Garden

ARTWORK STATEMENT

A fish
believes she is a cat trapped inside a human body
In the city
she searches for the ocean

Reason : unknown

Days of Swimming in the Garden is a world of physical and mental experience of being in the city.  The work deterritorializes sound and images from signifying functions and figurative forms of travelling routines, and actualises a world that is to be sensed, experienced, and felt. The work explores the possibility to unfold the reality by expanding our range of senses beyond our naked perception.

INSTALLATION

The work is an exercise to construct an immersive video installation that activates audience’s senses with moving images, sound, objects, projection and space. The videos in the installation is a collection of studies to stretch the possibility of videography, from a research related to micro-narratives and expanded cinema. The investigation is focused on the relationships between sensation, affect and experience with the materialist approach of video making.

Installation view, Days of Swimming in the Garden
Installation view, Days of Swimming in the Garden
Installation view (detail), Days of Swimming in the Garden
Installation view (detail), Days of Swimming in the Garden
Installation view (detail), Days of Swimming in the Garden
Installation view (detail), Days of Swimming in the Garden

Coverages / Extended readings

SCM MFA Show 2019

Sections of the video selected for RTHK《凝視香港》Short Film Competition, Hong Kong:

The Train is Arriving

Flying Taxi

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