Single Channel Video、object｜6:20｜2012, 2016
The work was inspired by the experience to meet people in random webcam chatting room. Thought the limited angle of the webcam and the low light background, I often curious how those people’s real living spaces looks like beyond the screen.
I met a guy from chatting room and asked his permission to enter his real room. I brought a toy phoenix with me. The toy is annoying, has a bulb in its head, and will turn when its bump into something while its wing waving. The phoenix is a cheaply made and looks silly, the sadness of its poor quality strangely gave it more soul. I put the toy in this dark and anonymous room of my net encounter. The phoenix works both as a scout and thieve, with its mechanical movement and a glowing head exploding this intimate space inch by inch, and I captured this session with webcam-like low quality.
A legendary bird reborn in the real world, thought a twist from a random chatting to a physical visiting, tells a modern mystic of net encounter.
Single Channel Video｜6:20｜2012, 2016
KiSS... and SAVE｜Nanhai Gallery，Taipei，TW｜2012
The house of phoenix