I was born in Shanghai and mainly live here as well. I do some works when ideas suddenly come into my mind or what happened I experienced. Basically, I was described as video artist, because the media I mostly used were DVs or cameras. In fact, I am possible to do everything. In other words, I was interested in everything I have seen and I really wonder to take with it , except I used be a viewer.
I would like to present a video work this time, which I captured a moment that I drove my car on the road in the early morning. Actually, there is no experience can be duplicated and copied; I can only try to access what I have seen and felt. The description of this video shows below:
Once early morning, I attempt to drive and gallop on the road so that venting my smouldering turndown and depressing loss. Maybe it’s just my whim or my period forced me to do like that. It is extremely feel good to drive on the highway in Shanghai in the early morning, the speed sometimes fast and sometimes slow without any block, the feeling seems like you blow air off a balloon. When I drove nearly 5:17am, both sides of the street lights turn off. Then, the world in my sight completely turned black, blue and white; buildings became tombs in black city; air got dark blue and penetrating; white lines on the ground turned into a mysterious flow of strip. When I remind it, I still uncertain that this is real or my illusion, because I never catch this feeling again after that time when I set my camera equipment up in early mornings. However, it is pointless for me to repeat it again. If I used same way to repeat it mechanically, I actually can achieve another unique result. Hence, you will see the video itself rather a repetition that I described before. Anyway, I hope you could watch this video--Driving in the Morn Kill Desperation with patience. On the contrary, if you don’t want to go through it anymore, Congratulations, maybe you are in good mood and don’t need to relax any longer…
October 19, 2014
Write in temporary studio／Hamburg