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Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
BY
LO Shao-Hui
Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
Single-channel video ,
9'10"
Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
Single-channel video ,
9'10"
Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
Single-channel video ,
9'10"
Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
Single-channel video ,
9'10"
Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
Single-channel video ,
9'10"
Home Alone in the Afternoon
2013
Single-channel video ,
9'10"
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The angle of the light is different, and it becomes mysterious inside. Have you ever had this feeling that thing gets weird around us when we stay at home alone in the afternoon? We look into the objects around, finding ourselves immersed in the constant thought of “existence.” The afternoon sunshine has its magic indeed, creating fantasies beyond our imagination. It brings back the children we used to be. We are fully relaxed, breaking away from any constraint until we lose what made us humans. Not until the moment when we lie down on the living room floor to start a series of physical movements contradictory to any daily convention and to liberate the implicit symbols can we really become one with the afternoon light and the objects in the room.

Staying at home alone in the afternoon allows us to avoid the bombardment of the world. It is hard to define what is going on – is it a game, a treatment, a desire, or some kind of mystery? No matter what, everything has to be done in the afternoon as if it were under the spell. The magic hour of the fascinating sky is the last reminder that every trick needs to return to “normal” before nightfall. The work Home Alone in the Afternoon includes several clips of family scenes, where daily objects are used for the game-like activity. The video is made like a documentary to describe an alternative perspective to look into people’s everyday life, the mysterious liberation of mind and body, and the personal habits in the private space.

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14 artworks / 15 exhibition
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LO Shao-Hui, 2011, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2011, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2012, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2013, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2011, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2012, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2010, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2009, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2012, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2010, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2009, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2010, Video Art
LO Shao-Hui, 2013, Video Art