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‘The Box’, Stop motion animation,1mins loop, 2017
 

‘The Box’ comprises one sketch after another of my self-portrayed right hand. None of the sketches appears alone: on a single paper I drew and erased, erased and drew, until the wear and tear of the paper could not stand time and process. The right hand – always the most intimate and reliable part of our work life – was holding a pencil to sketch, and I could only rely on my memory and the dent on the paper to replicate my right hand. While memories and the dents are fleeting and fallible, their fate of deforming with paper is inescapable. 

《盒子》定格動畫, 1分15秒循環播放, 2017

《盒子》是由一幅幅自畫右手的素描組成,每一幅素描都追溯上一幅素描的痕跡,在同一張畫紙上擦掉再畫,直到畫紙磨蝕破爛。對於劉來說,自己的手是最親密、可靠的身體部分,是人工作的主要媒介。然而,作畫的時候,我無法參照實物,因為右手正在握筆,只能憑着記憶和鉛筆凹痕來畫自己的右手,而過去的痕跡卻是最不可靠的,它只能隨着每一次企圖重現而剝落、變形。