Seduce

Seduce/诱 2009 Video

3′01″

Edition of 5 + AP

鱼,作为一种动物有着重要也很复杂的象征意义。中国有传统的说法说梦见鱼表示发财,因为“鱼”和“余”和“裕”同音。但在西方,“鱼”还常常和性连在一起,因为它在水中游泳的动作。有人也把“鱼”特别是深海鱼和人心理上的低级中心连在一起,所以,“鱼”象征着潜意识和人的直觉。

我对鱼的兴趣已有很长一段时间了。

而这里拍摄和展示的是在中国的饭店里随处可见的鱼缸里养着的,等着被顾客选中然后被加工成一道道菜的鱼儿们。它们游动的姿态给我的感受很复杂,这里是个十子路口,是性欲,财欲,诱惑和绝望的教会处。

和《觅》一样,这个作品,我也是想关注很平常也和常见的但仔细辨别有着异常的东西。也是这系列以动词为题的视频系列之一。

Fish, as an animal has very important and complex symbolic meaning.  In China there is a tradition that if one dreams of fish, it means he or she will have prosperity in the days to come.  The reason behind this is Fish, Yu 鱼 in Chinese carries the same pronunciation as “plenty”余 or “richness”裕. In the west, fish, as an animal is also associated with ideas of sex, because of their movements in the water.  There are other people who relate fish, especially those who live in deep water, to the lowest and most basic reactions of human beings, in other words basic instinct and sub consciousness.

So “fish” interest me a great deal since long time ago.

Here I am presenting a series of images of fishes, which are kept in fish tanks in restaurants.  These fish as they are swimming in the water everyday, in their most seductive movements, they are waiting to be eventually chosen and be cooked into dishes and brought to the customers table. Their expressions and energy which they project are complex – a Carrefour of Greed, Lust, Seduction and Desperation.

Similar to “Hunt”, this is a piece of work in which I would like to pay attention to simple things that we see everyday to present the abnormality of the normal.

Installation with 4 individual video clips

Video1:Silent-5”loop-Fish Head

Video2:Silent-35”loop-Fish Body

Video3:Silent-34”loop-Fish Tail

Main Video4:Stereo Sound-3’50”

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