In this work, which is based on "Drape"(2013-14), I continued my effort to create the image of a profoundly silent... Read More
In this work, which is based on "Drape"(2013-14), I continued my effort to create the image of a profoundly silent still-life, however, I deliberately added an interval of intense action during the shoot. I later removed all dynamic aspects of that interval during the editing stage, and by doing so turned the image back into a still-life painting again.
In this piece“Drop Off”, I incorporated vigorous actions when It was shot, these were the objects, glasses, dishes, jewelry, and a chandelier, dropped from the ceiling to the table, broke and slipped off the table, bringing other objects, which had been arranged on the table, with them.
I created a set that resembled a large-scale “Still Life”, and I shot it in super slow motion with 4K HD video camera that can shoot in high-speed photography for 4 seconds. In the super slow motion, the camera shot shutter 480 times in one second, so the video in one shooting has 1.920 pictures. I sliced the whole video and changed the format to separate the pictures, retouched every picture, adjusted the composition symmetrically, took the color off, and changed the texture to be similar with a painting. After that, I connected those pictures to one video, and I added a morphing-effect to it to expand the length from the original 4 seconds to 12 minutes over and over again.
The idea of this piece originates from“Still Life”. The piece was given the vigorous actions during the shooting, and the moving elements were removed during the editing, and I drew up the image of“Still Life”close to it again.
Consequently, This piece has time expanded by force and warped space. We felt as if lives were a documentary at first look, as time passed, we find it is a different thing from the time and the space in our daily life. This piece is moving “Still Life” having expanded the moment.