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Still Life-The Meat
2015
BY
SHAN Kai-Ti
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The English term "Still Life" was derived from the Dutch "stilleven", meaning still and calm life, the French called it "nature morte" refers to the nature of death. 16th-century Dutch painters began to discuss the essence of life through the painting of still life, in the very beginning still life painting wish to preserve objects that cannot always be kept, most common will be objects such as flowers, fruit ... etc. Since then symbols of life and time began to appear still life paintings, discussing the shortness of life and the concept that all things are destined to demise, including objects such as the hourglass, watch, or burned candles, decayed and withered flowers and fruits, skull, animal carcasses, opened books, jewelry. This concept quickly developed into an independent subject, "vanitas" in English; from the Latin word "vanitas", meaning "meaninglessness of life". The word is drawn from the biblical book of "Ecclesiastes" in 1: 2 chapters had used this word - "vanity of vanities, all is vanity"

Becoming a still life, I felt a great peace of mind, because whatever values or judgments will all eventually enter an inevitable nothingness.

In the "Still Life" series of works, I disguise a certain part of my body as ingredients, deliberately creating packaging and consumer situations, and without any post manipulation of the image, through the third-person perspective, separating and placing the parts of the body as "object." During the process attempts to satisfy the current general aesthetic values, I realized that these are all means of materialization, seeking recognition in the consumer society in an attempt to save every beautiful moment, but only to fall in vain as its decline and disappearance cannot be avoided.

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SHAN Kai-Ti, 2011, Video Art
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SHAN Kai-Ti, 2010, Video Art
SHAN Kai-Ti, 2010, Video Art
SHAN Kai-Ti, 2013, Video Art
SHAN Kai-Ti, 2013, Video Art
SHAN Kai-Ti, 2013, Video Art