When a circle meets the sky

  <方圓>

(single-channel video, 3:54 min in loop, 3840x2160 resolution, 2016)

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(Video Installation & single-channel video,13:08 min in loop, 1280x720 resolution, 2012)

 

WHEN A CIRCLE MEETS THE SKY is a video installation reflecting on the intriguing relationships among nature, technology and human agency.

Shot in the Mojave Desert, USA(2012) and Melchsee-Frutt,Switzerland(2016), the video of the installation is created by a custom-made weathervane capturing reflections of a mirror determined by wind speed and direction at the location.
Conventional cinema is a unidirectional medium where only things in the front will be captured. In this artwork, the camera looks both forward and backward simultaneously. Instead of a cameraperson selecting our perspectives, the artist allows the wind to choose our views.
Nature shoots a film with no human interaction and presence, intensifying the isolation of the remote desert while at the same time complicating our expected relationships among nature, technology and human participation in the process of artistic creation.

 

<方圓>是一個反思自然、科技與人為性之關係的多頻道錄像投影。
作品在莫哈韋沙漠(2012)及瑞士雪山(2016)拍攝。影像是通過當時沙漠實際環境的風速和方向來推動一個自製風向標上的鏡子反映所構成。
傳統電影是具方向的媒介,只有面向鏡頭的東西オ會被紀錄。 本作品的鏡頭卻同時前瞻與後顧。在電影中,沒有攝影師選擇我們的視點;取而代之是藝術家讓風選擇我們的視野。
自然拍攝電影,不受人為干預,沒有人的演出,強化了偏遠沙漠的寂靜亦同時挑戰我們對於自然、科技與人為參予在藝術創作中的一些既成想法與期望。