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Silence, when I enter it, is gone in.
A meditative soundtrack accompanies sequences of still photos which create an impression of movement and continuity. At the border between illusion and reality, the images and sound encourage the viewer to immerse in the rhythm of nature.

David Bowie – LOVE IS LOST ‘Hello Steve Reich’ remix by James Murphy / LCD Soundsystem

THE WILL TO POWER _ video instalación.

I am quite interested in multiple videos on the one screen.These are three different contents of multiple videos. One of the video is artistic conception, which has delicate changes between three videos. It seems very exquisite.Another one of the video is a combination of many diverse elements, such as, performance, graphic pattern and 3d effect. The sound also is expected to be very dynamic. I am very like the beginning of this video. Many hands are clapped together in separate locations at the same time. It brings stunning effect. For the final one of the video, this is a fantastic combination of vision, audio and performance. Many pieces of performance within many small screens together. It seems very powerful. I am influenced by these videos a lot. Otherwise, I am curious about some technological questions of these artworks.

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The Tree of my Grand Mother’s House 2001-2005 ( The dialoge 2001 ) Instillation & Sculbture

ARTIST’S STATMENT
It was the first time I was alone inside my grandmother’s old house. It was also the last time for me there before all the furniture was packed to be sent to another place and the house’s high walls were demolished.
It was the first time for me to see the chairs after they were shrouded in preparation for their departure from the walls against which they used to rest. They were leaving these walls on which we had carved the numbers and lines of our memories, a heart for our first love and the scratches of our anger. These walls had absorbed the tears of our sadness, the sweat of our hands and the remains of our hair. Nothing is left alive but this old tree. I can still feel the thin hairs that surround its roots. They are spread under the layers of my skin. I can see its image upon both my father and my son’s faces. How then can we describe memory and who will preserve it for us? And who preserves history?
Everything will be destroyed. Nothing will remain but these holes filled with solid balls of shiny white snow. I can still see them inside this tree, on these walls and under these shiny white shrouds.

Shady Elnoshokaty 
January 2001

Shady El Noshokaty concentrates on photography, projection and corresponding video screens. In the most of his artworks, we can see that different elements are presented in.  Moreover, the artist uses different ways of presentation at the same time. It seems more powerful and more ambiguous in the artwork.

绝望表演-录像-2013-3分20秒-单屏幕-950x532 Performing with Despair,video,3 minutes 20 seconds,single screen.

This artwork by Chinese artist XiaoYun Chen. We can see that four videos are included on the single screen. This work is about a recording of people fall into the water.  Four videos are gradually present different time with different states of emergency.  In this video work, it effectively shows people’s facial expression and physical change when people fall into the water. It seems that multiple videos on the single screen are an effective art form.

http://www.chenxiaoyun.com

Unaccustomed Time

不适之时

Installation 2012

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Introduction
Two easels are placed face to face with a 4-meter distance in between. On one of them there is a painting which is covered by paints. (Beneath it there are two black trash bags stuffed with all kinds of wastes from the studio). The other displays Swan Song, a two-minute video. (Beneath it there are two black sound boxes.) The video will be played on an hourly basis. Due to that, a sound of explosion can be heard within the space every one hour. During the rest of time, there’ll be nothing but a blank screen.On one of the walls, a minute hand is kicking constantly.Beneath the seemingly peaceful and serene surface there lies a violent and devastating sense of instability and insecurity.

Influence 
Zhi Jiang is my favorite Chinese artist.This artwork focuses on a conversation of art and life. It is possible that something to be destroyed by peaceful life accidentally. Artist Jiang uses a layer of seemingly “meaningless” grey oil painting to express a general phenomenon, which is intentional erasure, coverage and annulment cannot wipe out the “past time” even highlight and reshape the “past time”. This kind of elaborate design brings special experience for the audience. At the same time, it also brings deeper thinking for audience.