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See well
2003
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Lin Kun-Ying
See well
2003
Single-channel video
04'22''
See well
2003
Single-channel video
04'22''
See well
2003
Single-channel video
04'22''
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It is an extract from an existing video. The video shows a man entering a haunted house, the kid inside the house receiving a call, and the ghost mom climbing down the stairs. I dub the video by assuming the conversation of the filming crew. Their discussion about the situation at the filming site on walkie-talkie deconstructs the horrible scenes and balances the frightening story. Behind the short horror movie is the combination of multiple boring jobs. I am particularly interested in how the emotions are balanced to create an illusion beyond human perceptions. In my oral thesis examination, professors asked me: “do you have any religious beliefs?” The same question came to my mind when I was making See Well. I do not have any religious belief, but I believe in the rule of certain cycles. In that world, everything is flat. Objects make a sound when they fall down, while liquid creates ripples when they drip. Everything is visible and calculable. Perhaps it is also a belief. In the world I have full control of, I cry when I feel my emotions and I laugh when I feel my luck. I am always paying attention to the immediacy of perceptive reaction. Everything disappears right year. In days or years, they disappear right away. It is what I have this obsession to time. From an objective perspective, time is an absolute calculative unit. I am comfortable with that. See Well is light, because it is based on my intuition, and it is good, making me to think about “why.” Why did I make this work to talk about things like this? The answers shall be found in my childhood. One time I talked about the unhappy childhood and the transformation in artworks with Tseng Yu-Chin. He said art was where we escaped into. The images hid a strong childhood emotion, while the video was like a sculpture at that moment, quietly lying there. To borrow his words, it is “sticky, disgusting, and unescapable.” As for me, I long for the absolute vacuum and the absolute balance, without any desire for enlargement or contraction. Similarly, no one can escape once they step inside.

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14 artworks / 14 exhibition
New Media Art , Video Art
Lin Kun-Ying was born in Hualien in 1980 and graduated from the Graduate School of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts. His life is one of the best examples of the concept of hybrid. A classical musician since his childhood, he e ...
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