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/ Best Friends Forever /
/ It´s Nice to See You /
/ The Smallest Lobster /
/ Love Poem /
/ not titled /
/ Wonderland /
/ This Way or That Way /
/ From Happiness To Whatever /
/ OMG Welcome! /
/ Lost In Export /
/ Untitled /
/ Beyond The Pale /
/ We Were Never Alone Never Bored /
/ Someone Else, Somewhere Else /
/ As Simple As Clay /
/ Extreme Deep Field /
/ The Edge Of Vision, Or The Edge Of The Earth /
/ Re-en-act /
/ If It Wasn't /
/ A Conversation With Photography /
/ Too Many Words /
/ Guggenheim Stillspotting /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /

Love Poem

 

2015

video installation

Exhibitions:

2015 Unordinary Space, AURORA MUSEUM, Shanghai, China.

2017 Visual Questions, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, China.

 

The work is a modern love poem composed of languages from different ages and cultures. The artist

researches and collects love poems written in numerous languages from all ages, translates these into

English. She selects nine classic poems from the these, mixes the lines and produces a tediously lengthy

poem that is abstractly narrative in nature. This modern poem is then translated into thirteen languages,

presented in the form of a video. The audience is encouraged to read the work in a cinematic setup.

Revealed between the lines is the legitmate border of love defined by the differences between cultures,

epochs and political systems. It is a Babel metaphor, testifying to the limit of translation, the inevitability of

misinterpretation, the gap between human cultures that are impotent.

 

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