1st channel: https://vimeo.com/165825282
2nd channel: https://vimeo.com/165782789
The work is commissioned by curator Biljana Ciric as a part of the project ‘Encounter with Pompidou’ at Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou. The text of this two screen video installation originates from the Chinese version of Centre Pompidou’s museum guide. This former Chinese guide book includes 150 selected pieces of the museum collection’s guide (originally written by Jean Poderos and translated by Hu Bin into Chinese). Addressing the audience from various points of view, this guide book is as a signal from a distanced site, spreading our shared understanding of modernism. I divide the work descriptions of the collections into two parts and showcase within two screens, representing two kinds of points of view. The video source is taken from the documentary I shot in Singapore as a tourist, I selected and rearranged the long-lens movie and the close-up shot, matching them with the text, thus reWine two kinds of common logics appear interactively during the processes of artistic production and observation, referring to the modes of the lost ‘wonderer’ and the detached bystander.