Extensions of a No-Place (仇英)

Two channel animation with sound

This animation is based on a section of Qiu Ying’s scroll, Spring Morning in the Han Palace (漢宮春曉). It highlights the spatial structure of Chinese scroll painting, and it’s close relationship to isometric game systems such as Starcraft. My urban recreation is made using photographs taken in Taipei and Hong Kong; along with the Black Blue Bush (Maireana pyramidata) plants from Australia and various 3D modeled elements. In this video, I use a drag disguise to play the character of the courtesan and the eunuch is performed by a curator. The left hand screen of the video shows my green screen studio in Taipei where the artwork was made. This is a recreation of the self-referential device used by Qiu Ying, when he paints the image of Mao Yanshou (毛延壽) in the act of painting the portrait of Wang Zhaojun (王昭君).

Exhibitions

[Solo Exhibition]

Taipei Artist Village, Taipei

2013

[Group Exhibition] Othering: Realities in Landscape

Taipei Digital Art Centre, Taipei

Sawtooth Gallery, Hobart