Every Pandiculate 懶腰

Every Pandiculate, 2018
Video projection on furniture, domestic installation, food, beverages, dinners, dialogues and other things
Dimension variable

brief record: https://vimeo.com/693000922, 8m07s
day and night: https://vimeo.com/332069826, 1h23m56s
objects: https://vimeo.com/356991271, 43m0s

Through shared meals and unending conversation, “Every Pandiculate” opens opportunities of human relationship by blurring and transforming concept of association, strangeness, friendship, identities, cohesion and communication, etc., to look for gaps of a gaze at different levels of life about possibilities of refining art. In this project, participants gathered at the artist’s home at the beginning and then moved to gather at participants’ homes or studios. Among gatherings, the process involved filming day and night for some participants whose homes were willing to be visited and filmed with shared dinners. New participants continue to take part in. Do we memorize why we can have a toast to drink together? While civilized life is no longer clearly defined, how many boarders of that scenery leave to distinguish you and me?

《懶腰》以共餐及不遏止的對談開啓促成人與人關係的契機,模糊並轉化了相交、陌生、摯友、身分、 共聚、溝通等概念,繼而尋找缺口凝視不同層面的生活中重新提煉藝術的可能。計劃中,眾人率先結集於 藝術家的居所,繼而流動於不同參加者的家及工作室,當中涉及日與夜願意被造訪的參加者其臥室拍攝並共進晚餐的部分。新的參加者持續加入,還記起我們何以能舉杯共飲嗎?當不再明確界定諸般文明生活, 那裡映照的風景餘下多少邊界區分我和你? 

I still remember my previous curatorial project dealing with black and white. I replaced the lights in the exhibition to white. Unintentionally, the yellow lights in the adjacent exhibition became too yellow. While confronting white cubes, their walls to me always seem too white. The universe constructed in the white cubes has parted from life more and more. The situations may be even worse that patterns and transformation of contemporary art and postmodernism have reached their bottlenecks. That can be an end to certain romance and drama. Though, I continuously observe and experiment, in order to searching for different meanings of art. 

The world has changed again. It seems to be less and less related to art. Gradually, art can return in another way. I am amazed. A new mind is slowly and concretely establishing that the words life and art are no longer able to illustrate.

However, certain situations remain. A shade in my heart has told me. There is no idea why I should keep doing art. I didn’t go to places crowded with people in the past; now I deliberately go to places packed with people. Luckily there is still someone; luckily there is no one. 

Too much creation. Too less life. There are always people questioning about reasons of dining with strangers. In my view, I regard that you are either thinking too much or thinking too less. To chat and eat, is there a need to have extra reasons? 

While entering someone’s life and living space, certain situations remain. However, there is another voice has told me. Between entering and leaving, unwittingly, in the interim transferring will experience weight and lightness from every kind of life.