1080p HD Double Channel Video
This piece is made up of two HD screens, which display video the artist captured on the streets of Hangzhou. The shots of passers-by are taken at a distance of a few to ten or more meters capturing old folks, manual laborers, students, young white-collar workers, and bosses of restaurants. When the passers-by realize they are being filmed the shot ends immediately, changing to a completely different scene, capturing the process of a completely different encounter. There is a sense of longing which is never quenched together with the immediacy of fast-paced life. The moment their eyes meet the camera (maybe they collided), that is, the moment they meet with the audience (though the camera replaces the later audience). The real point of this work is placed on that moment of meeting between the work and the audience. This might even be the sort of emotionally moving aspect found in the transcendence of the daily routine brought to audiences by works of art, although that sort of wording has become far to chicken-soupy.
这是一部双屏高清影像作品, 艺术家在杭州街头架起摄像机, 在几米甚至十几米之外将镜头对准一个个遇到的路人, 有老 人、工人、学生模样的少年、上班族青年、餐馆的老板等等, 一旦路人看到摄像机, 镜头便嘎然而止, 迅速切换到一个画 面里, 开始另一个相遇过程,有种欲说还休的意犹未尽和快 速生活下的即时节奏。他们的目光与镜头相遇的那一刻( 对 他们来说也许是相撞), 也即是与观众相遇的那一刻( 只是 当时镜头代替了后来的观众), 而重点在于, 是这个作品和 观众真正相遇的那一刻。——这或许正是艺术作品带给观众 的某种超于日常的感动, 尽管这个词已经被过度鸡汤化了。 文字摘自张宗希 --《东方艺术大家》