Poiesis, 2018Single Channel HD Colour Video with Vinyl Print on Wall
Poiesis is a single-channel video installation juxtaposed with a piece of experimental writing on the wall.
It was originally inspired by Benjamin Whorf’s Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which led Chen to think about how will people react when they heard different languages at the same time? If one could not understand the languages he or she is listening to, does that mean the language lost its function to deliver messages?
In this video installation, most of the texts and moving images are very fragmental, it seems to suggest something but did not really deliver clear information to the audience. The piece of text on the wall works is more like a collage rather than a piece of writing. If we could not understand the text, will it just become an image or collage?
The video was later presented in the exhibition ‘Déjà Vu’ at Freud Museum London.
Single Channel HD Colour Video with Vinyl Print on Wall