Check-in; Check-out 去留

Check-in; Check-out, 2016
Single channel video on phone, shirts and a transparent trolley luggage
80(H) x 52(W) x 23(D)cm

video: http://vimeo.com/185332781, 1min50s












Storing one checked baggage; bringing along one in hand, both are filled up commodities and souvenirs, across immigration counters, planes, hotels, all the temporary zones for a period of a stay. Outside home, every single boundary, every moment, is a choice of going in or out. Turn around and have a look at the path we are walking on. It is led by capital and order where dazzling goods and services always comfort one side of human desire; at the same time, labelled hidden regulations and authority suppress another side of it.

Is it a good idea to get lost among individual and institutional values? I saw mountains from a close distance when I was a child. Downtowns were once conversely from remote places. As time goes by, lands are developed and converted into solider models and norm of modernity. Till chances aboard, looking throughout the ground from the sky, how many do the planes leap over species, fields and national boundaries? Between the new and old; the urban and rural; departure or arrival; at the stages of interim, different countries sort out unified ways of international intercourse, whereas similarities and differences of cultural and political systems also trigger new thoughts on the primitive and tradition. New thoughts let us see clearer blind spots under complex minds which we thereby ask ourselves. What should we do now towards such conflicts?

Let praise peace and prosperity, turning all kinds of taboos into exquisite pictures.


寄倉存一箱,手提挽一包,盛載日用品和紀念品,從過境、登機,到入住,待於終究不能久留的領域。家以外,邊界以外,每一刻,都是去留間的抉擇。回頭看沿路風景,歸途被資本與秩序引導,眼花繚亂的商品及服務總是撫慰慾望,然而標示又暗藏的法規及權力同時壓抑慾望的另一端。

迷失於個體與體制相異的價值觀好嗎?小時候近看見山,遠看見城;長大後見土地因發展成更實體的現代規範樣式;至工作機會出境外遊,登上機從天空俯瞰見領空目及處,實質跨越多少物種、陣地及國界?新舊間;城鄉間;去留間,古今驛站疏理出各地統一的來往方式,卻因文化及政體制度異同激活了腦海內故地新的想像。新的想像予以更看清人類複雜思路不同層面螫伏的盲點,繼而不禁捫心自問,此刻潛龍何用?

給太平盛世歌功頌德吧,把種種禁區化為美好的圖畫。