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Ning Sen
N1802
2018
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N1802
2018
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N1802
2018
Dimensions Variable
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After learning about the grandmother's death, I began to record her oral history. Relevant works are divided into: the inside of the frame, the outside of the frame, changing the sound field through bodily movements, conveying sound waves through different media (water, air, etc.), and interactive narration of stories.

In the frame, the viewer must dive into the water and receive sounds through bone conduction. Different from the experience of listening through air, we not only hear sounds via our ears, but also let the body intervene in the frequency of the vibration, so that the sound can be produced by the body, just like a lingering memory. Wherein, the voice of third parties (my mother and I) is absent. Only the description of the grandmother is left, which makes the other end of the conversation broken and open, and allows the viewer to fill in the blank spaces with their own inner voices.

Outside the frame, there is no human voice, but the environmental sounds from the oral history are present and synchronized with the story of the space in the frame. The war, labor, women, love, etc., of way back then are represented through oral history…even the illusion of facing death.

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4 artworks / 20 exhibition
New Media Art , Installation Art
Ning Sen focuses on themes of memories, taboo, life and death. Its productions encompass different media, including VR, experimental film, sensory art, interactive virtual theater, participatory art, photography, video installation and set design. ...
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Ning Sen, 2017, Installation Art
Ning Sen, 2018, Installation Art
Ning Sen, 2015, Installation Art