ever is there : ephemeral flare
單頻道錄像 · 彩色 · 有聲 21′58″
What has happened will stay right there in that moment forever, in that slice of time. No matter if it’s not seen, not heard, not remembered, not said, nothing left, or even it’s become unrecognizable or has fallen apart, it will come to an end. Everything will decay eventually. Only that current moment will remain there eternally, for once, and only for once, it remains there firmly, and no force could ever influence it.
In this piece of work, I use a large number of matches as a tool of my performance. Using the characteristics of matches, the sound of friction, the momentary lighting and the smoke of heat generated by burning. I try to make a mark of traces and evidence in time-base through this repeated action, for reappear and remain the previous moment, and overlap with the next moment simultaneously, thus to and fro constantly.
The setting of the mirror correspond to the characteristics of the instantaneous brightness and shade of the image in the dark. While the audiences participate in the work, they will observe and focus on themselves, by the mirror briefly show their outline of shadow through the momentary lighting. Therefore, and enter the cycle of reappear and remain unknowingly.