Chaotic Sigh, 2018
混乱叹息 (2018)

mixed media, LED panels, smartphone, smartphone tripod, LED sign, speakers
multichannel video (color, sound, 4min 49s, 34min 21s)



Still image from Chaotic Sigh, 2018


Still image from Chaotic Sigh, 2018


Still image from Chaotic Sigh, 2018


Still image from Chaotic Sigh, 2018

This project is a mixed-media video installation, which includes, LED panels screen, smartphone, smartphone tripod, and LED sign. Chaotic Sigh (2018), explores a typical trend of the labor force transformation and the attempts of the online community to construct induvial myths in the current northeast of China. With the widespread use of short-video social media by users in this region, the production model has shifted from traditional heavy industry production to the emerging online image production, continually redefining the online identity of individuals and rebuilding the social structures.


The playback timeline in each media screen is looped and out of sync. In the LED panels screen, 13 pieces of poetic short-video restore the grand perspective of myth stories and mimic the narrative influenced by algorithmic language. The smartphone automatically shows the process of searching for terms such as “Narcissism”, “Social Media Filter Bubbles”, and “Information Cocoon”. The content of the LED sign is scrolling text about the landscape of northeast China. By providing complex and interrelated information, the juxtaposition of different media narrates the history, economy, and re-empowered individuals of northeast China.

这个项目是一个混合媒介的影像装置,包括LED拼接屏幕,智能手机,和LED广告牌。“混乱叹息”捕捉了当下中国东北社会中劳动力的转变趋势以及线上群体构建个人神话的尝试。随着这一区域用户广泛地使用使用短视频社交媒体,生产模式从传统的重工业生产转向新兴的线上图像生产,在线个人身份与新的社会秩序被不断书写。

每个媒体屏幕中的播放时间线都是乱序并不断循环播放的。在LED拼接屏幕中模仿了受到算法语言影响的短视频叙事,十三个短小的诗篇以隐喻的形式还原了神话故事中的宏大视角。智能手机中播放的是自动录制的关于搜索“自恋主义”,“社交媒体滤镜泡沫”,“信息茧房效应”等概念的过程。LED广告牌屏幕的内容则是关于东北风景的滚动文本。这些媒介展示的信息相互关联,一部分作为对诗篇内容的补充说明,有的则是对观念的直接阐释。通过提供复杂信息与不同媒介间的组合并置,叙述了东北地区的历史,经济与重新被赋能的个人。













Mark