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‘Glimpses’
Video installation, aluminum window, 20mins loop, 2016

‘Glimpses’ is a video installation, presenting a series of changes in sunlight the artist encountered in her studio. The artist uses four white walls to form an obscure space; with only a frosted window on the wall, the sunlight being projected on it does not tell the audiences where does it come from – it might be from another place, a place which is unknown to all of us. 

From dawn to dust, the sunlight is a hint to time. By projecting the sunlight to a frosted window from an obscure space, the light and shadow embody a mirage – a mirage of the changes in sunlight and the lapses of time. Perhaps, the mirage is, in fact, another reality.

"The artist manages to capture the most mundane scene in her daily life and position it poetically in an exhibition space, which subtly draw our attention to the shifting light and shadows, the passage of time, and arouse our curiosity and imagination of the unseen behind the window."
Ying Kwok, the 22nd Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva), 2017

〈白蝕〉
錄像裝置, 鋁窗,20分鐘循環播放, 2016

〈白蝕〉是一組錄像裝置,藝術家拍下她在工作室所見的日光變化,並將畫面投影在磨砂鋁窗上。鋁窗裝嵌在密室的白牆上,光源從密室裏投射到磨砂玻璃,彷彿日光來自另一個不知名的空間。日光是量度時間最基本、最原始的方法。我讓日光從一個神秘的空間投影在鋁窗上,使光影更近於幻象──日光變化與時間流逝的幻象。有時候,幻象卻是另一種真實。

「藝術家成功把生活中最枯燥的場景,詩意地置於展覽空間中,含蓄地把我們的注意力帶到移動的光影,時間的流逝之上,引起我們對窗後隱藏事物的好奇和想像。」郭瑛, 第二十二屆 ifva 獨立短片及影像媒體節, 2017