The times are summoning / 02min40sec / Video installation / 2007 / Pal

"The times are summoning" is personally relate from The artist's childhood. By filming a bunch of kids who do the morning exercise every single morning. Presenting a matter of fact that it was strike rule needed to be simply obey. Conceptually it’s heavy issue to carry that is indeed also the artist's experience. Moreover there could only be one action, one thought after all. But It happen to the generation nowadays, a completely different, unusually light reaction. In the video the backgroud was took out and cut loose from any of the contact of each individual student from the realistic materials, and stage them on line as they were standing in a space of nowhere.

时代在召唤 / 02分40秒 / 影像装置 / 2007 / Pal制

时代在召唤灵感来源于艺术家在中国接触了如今小朋友在学校做早操以后唤起的回忆,同时被新款早操在姿势上对旧款的颠覆所吸引。孩子们用他们自然的姿态和着音乐展臂踢腿。这一切和曾经是多么相似却又多么迴异。艺术家用一个移动的镜头由左自右然后又由右至左慢慢地扫过早操的队伍。每个小孩的神情体态被这近镜头记录下甚至被放大。其实这些孩子并不像我们所见到的整齐规矩。他们在学校受到同样的教育和训练后,在同一支歌曲的引导下,却有着完全不同的表现。不仅仅是在身体形态上的,甚至是思维灵魂上都不处在同一时刻。


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