ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Solomon Yu
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 重返陽間 – 年青父母的雙肖像
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) Return of the Dead – Double Portrait of My Youthful Parents
MEDIA painting and multi-media installation with sound
YEAR 2012
DIMENSION 0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Painting
Digital Art
Installation
Mixed Media
ARTWORK
DESCRIPTION (ENG)

This is a large oil painting that portrays a portrait of my Mother and Father forty years ago set inside a deserted living space. Painted to resemble an oversized colour negative the work transforms itself when it is viewed through the computer monitor positioned in front with its negative mode switched on. Two opposites simultaneously present themselves – reality and the reality depicted in the computer screen. Helped with the background sound of bird?calling, viewers are transposed to another time and space where my parents were still a loving couple. While viewers choose to look at the “original image” of the double portrait on screen, they would be turning themselves into negative at the same time, like a price one has to pay for the return of the dead.

Bird calling : Devitt Koon

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
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作品中,一幅繪有我父母40年前的雙肖像大型油畫掛置在一個被廢置的生活空間內。肖像畫有如一張巨大的彩色底片,但如果在畫對面的電腦螢幕上觀看,它便會因為電腦的倒置視像器而變得不一樣。兩個對置的影像在螢幕的前後,呈現著兩個現實。同時,背景聲音傳來鳥語啼聲,好像把觀眾轉移到另一個時空,回到我父母還是熱戀情侶的地方。當觀眾選擇凝視螢幕中畫像的「原貌」時,同時也會自我倒置,似是為追求逝去事物的重返而付上代價。

鳥喉:管偉權
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TAGS painting, digital image, photography, interactive, sound 繪畫,數碼圖像,攝影,互動,聲音
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