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CHEN
GAO





Art


  1. Room
  2. Corner
  3. Shell
  4. Rotating
  5. Mixture
  6. To be free
  7. Murmurs
  8. Brightness
  9. Reset
  10. Shadows
  11. Boundary
  12. Persona
  13. Entangled series

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Design


  1. graphic design
  2. sketch I
  3. sketch II
  4. sketch III
  5. illustration

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Film


  1. Polaroid
  2. 120mm film

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Object
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I had been trapped in a magnetic hole. The place is dark and empty but full of endless murmurs. Any movement I made caused roars. I tried to minimize my mobility to avoid Murmurs' attention, so I gradually integrated myself into this ghostly society with Murmurs. This invisible surrounding gave me faith. It was the Murmurs who gave me hope of life and destruction.

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9. Reset

 










I had been trapped in a magnetic hole, and walked out for a while.
I stand at the edge of the hole and watch.
Oh, this is an endless tunnel.
The deeper the tunnel, the less light it has.

I can feel the souls occasionally hovering at the mouth of the tunnel
keeping its distance from me.
I know they like the light anyway because they are shadows.
Otherwise, why would they come up to this place?
I can save these souls from troubles.
They need light, freedom, and peace.
But before I caught them, they were lost in the endless tunnel.

I'm trying to seek 我 (my shadow) to understand the souls,
so I dive into the tunnel.

I see 我 am building a nest and sealing itself in the dark.
I want to save myself, so erode its shackles.
I am righteous.
我's plight is only temporary.
Trust me.
I will save you in the end.

I begin to think about my relationship with 我.
I envy 我 in a moment.

Does 我 need me to save it?
我 enjoys comfort and doesn't seem to need my salvation.
I might ruin 我.

I continue to rescue and turn to be hypocritical and selfish.
It doesn't matter if 我 is stuck in there or not.
I want the shackles to fall off to finish my job as soon as possible.

I am the fake hero, the savior of disguise.
I thought my greatness would save souls from trouble.
But these are my obsessiveness.

When the shackle all burst into ashes,
a ray of light sunshine into the endless tunnel.
As a messenger of peace,
it is time for me to go back to brightness.

I used to think I was the light,
so I could take it for granted to save struggling souls in the tunnel.
However, I just belong to the light.
It is my curiosity led me here.
The world of light is a free kingdom.
The boundaries are infinite.
There are so many unknowns waiting for me to explore.
The light saves me, but also increases my fear.
I'm stuck in a giant cage.

I saw 我 is coming towards me with a smile,
and I start to the cycle again.
Is it black, white, void, or what else?







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