Every member of our society has been living their lives by affected by different types of perspectives regardless of their recognition of existence. External factors of social structure and socio-cultural norms, trends of different era influence individuals’ and their way life.
In general, people disagree with the idea of such control, and that they are vulnerable of the influences from others’ eyes. Instead they believe their identity to have been developed by their own wills. However, “minding” these perspective is a commonplace routine in our daily lives.
The very instant that captures this paradox is when people are in a photoshoot. Those who pose in front of the camera often give the most awkward smile, stiff as a statue made of plaster. Such an objet is not something that we can interpret, nor does it tell us the true identity of the individual. Gestures and facial expressions are only images that can be improvised on site. The reality, however, is more complicated like documentary photographs and films, as people cannot be defined nor define what is “real” about the situation.
Whether or not people are aware of the pressure of this gaze, it is by itself brutal for people to be in the situation. It can cause people to become used to the compromise they make with external effects and to give up discovering their own identities.
Therefore, we reach the conclusion that these gazes upon people are not only disrespectful but weightless. In this sense, this series deals with a common error of the gaze, external factors in this context, as it bring into light the issues of how individuals in the society react to the circumstances, and what factors cause to capture people in a sense of oppression under the gaze by exposing them, letting the audience with the situational experience of such perspectives.
Movement of an Impasse beyond Camera, 2015, Video Installation
The audience will see a video that looks like it had been filmed by two cameras. They will inevitably feel uneasy of the idea that they are being filmed, and that the video could be played on a larger screen. In reality, that camera is simply a model that does not operate, and a hidden camera in the same space filming the confused audience shows them real-time on another screen. My intention is to actualize a space where multiple perspectives would simultaneously exist. The multiplicity of viewpoints can help the confused audience espy themselves as an object. The cameras imply the mechanism of social gaze in reality to let audiences experience multiple perspectives, effectively conveying each audience to prompt their different positions in society.
Movement of an Impasse beyond Space , 2015, Mixed media installation, 72*80*200
This installation is located in open space. This open space is for public use and of course, it includes people’s gazes. In opposition to public purpose, the bed is symbolized as a representation of a personal realm. This work intends to let people overcome the chaos where comfort and discomfort co-exists, and challenge themselves to entirely focus on their own will to “try” lying down on the soft bed. Depending on the participants’ thought, this bed can be the most relaxing or the most uncomfortable place in a midst of chaos full of gaze.