Rapunzel




(Exhibition View)
Rapunzel, 2019, video projection, board, modelling paste, projector, HD video, 7:06 minutes, loop


Sculptural installations are real, concrete objects, which themselves are shaped by space. As for the moving image, it exists within the physical space as something empty, intangible and without volume. Yet interestingly, its contents can conjure images that push the envelope of realism. I hope to demonstrate the complementary relationship between sculpture and moving image, highlighting the implicit interface between the two while fostering a dialogue with the environment, sound and space.

This work is a multi-media installation with a projection of a 7:06 minutes movie on a white board covered with sculpted reliefs, all of which placed in a dark confined space. Alternating between light and shadow, the moving image, complemented by the blurring of diegetic sound, continually occupies and expands upon its presence in the real environment, while space is reconstructed and redefined through the intervention of the “dynamic sculpture”. Simultaneously, the character on the whiteboard superimposes upon the character in the moving image at two nodes. As the light changes, the rhythm and connection all over the portrait are presented in sequence. In doing so, the plane becomes the basis for the illusion of volume, strengthening both the complexity and density of perceived space. 

 
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