Holding Mirror

 

2014

 

music: Lai Mengqi

 

“Isn’t the source of life a heap of stones, sex and death?”

This work originally comes from Chinese writer Li YongPing’s novel The End of The River: Trace Back To The Source. Young boy Yong and his red hair aunt Miss Panglong start their adventure in the Borneo rainforest to discover their headstream, which pushes the power of life to the extremely splendid border. In the same year, I began my own travel to start a performance on an island most east of the boundary in motherland territory to record my imagination of life and body. The body is materialized this time. With the help of a mirror, it produces another alien life in the mirror. Mirror and "byobu image" have a direct relationship. It shades or fuzzes individual identity, and acts as a video screen. The image in the mirror is not only the external landscape project, but also the explicit of my heart.

 

Tan Lijie still continues to use her own body as the subject in the works. But the difference is the body is materialized this time. With the help of a mirror, it produces another alien life in the mirror. Mirror and "byobu image" have a direct relationship. It shades or fuzzes individual identity, and acts as a video screen. The image in the mirror is not only the external landscape project, but also the explicit of her heart.

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