Pressure Test I壓力測試

This project was created during the 18th Street Art Center Residency, LA, 2020

Pressure Test is a two-channel video project intended to depict the unsettled mental status and the increasing tension between body and space under the current uncertainties. The artist utilized red balloons and her temporary home, the studio space at the 18th Street Art Center, to reflect how the months-long lockdown, curfew orders, climate crises, and travel restrictions generated layers of mental pressure, threatened the basic act of breathing, and created the dilemma of feeling “sick of home” and “homesick” at the same time.

「壓力測試」是一個雙頻道的視頻作品,意圖闡釋在疫情時代下,所產生的種種的不確定性,如何對於人們的精神狀態,造成層層無形的壓迫。作品利用工作室的窗和門中間,不斷脹大的紅氣球,來表達身體與所處空間不斷增加緊張感,並且反應長達數月的封鎖、宵禁命令、旅行限制、野火和空污,間接地轉變了「家」的定義,甚至威脅到維持基本生命的呼吸行為。作品以雙視頻的方式展示,播放作品的兩台平面電視,隔著美國6英尺的安全社交距離,並用相對的角度安裝於牆面上,意圖展示出在疫情下,進行「安全對話」的狀態。

WORK INFO

  • Title: Pressure Test
  • Year: 2020
  • Medium: Two-channel video
  • Length: 3:30 minutes

作品說明

  • 作品名稱:壓力測試
  • 材質:雙頻視頻(HD)
  • 尺寸:03分30秒
  • 年份:2020

CREDIT

  • Breathing sound: Alex Nichols
  • Special thanks to: David E. Murphy
  • This project is part of “Incurable Nostalgia” solo exhibition generously supported by Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, and 18th Street Art Center.