Exhibition View at T3, Beijing
Exhibition View at Plaza Projects, Richmond
I know the way to what you are looking for
two channel video
When words are defined, route directions exactly instructed, they lose all other possibilities in the confined specificity. Two distinguishable landscape of China and Canada were chosen, together with the absurd disembodied hand, they direct towards the artist's lost sense of belonging as well as her cultural identity. The body gesture references to the socialist realism paintings of people gazing and pointing afar hopefully. The direction that seems to bring them hope is ambiguous and never disclosed. What does the yearning far place represent? It could be a faith, a destination, or it could be the future! Pointing is a primitive gesture, yet it is a vague one in terms of directions. The body gesture as a sign becomes a lead toward evoking different emotions, while constructing limitless possibilities in narration and interpretation. Visual elements form a single evocative image, acting as a portal opening towards an ultimate space existing only in the spontaneity of the moment as they are being seen.