HUA XI ZI 滑惜子


SEE, AGAIN, THE PASSING OF LIGHT
BE PRESENT WITH THE SHADOW
UNEXPOSING
100 Ft.
THE FEEDBACK OF LOOKING
MOON
FANTASY OF BEING IN EXILE
WHERE ARE YOU FROM


Bio

Biography








I see the world through my camera – exploring an unknown world, mourning for a lost memory, and reconciling changes in cultural displacement and conflicts between socio-political ideologies. The experience of seeing – it is not only about seeing with the camera, but also about the experience of seeing the screen as viewers encountering these images again. Started with photojournalism, I searched along traditional narrative cinema, documentary, experimental video, and now to audiovisual media installation and real-time audiovisual performances.

Blurred, glitched and overlapped images I make show a state of in between – not because of representational identity, but between me and the medium, between the medium and the world. Downwards and cross-dual projections are to reflect and re-imagine ephemeral and transiting memories. Now, how could we see and experience time differently if images are projected and processed live with today’s digital language?

It has been important for me to examine both the curiosity for the camera obscura “shadow-image,” and the colonized history of image-capturing while looking as an “outsider.” I resist by proposing to un-expose, to un-do the gaze: an alternative system of the light and shadow, images of memories and haunting dreams.
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