獨居動物 Solitary Animal

2019, HD Video, 02:09

獨居動物


這部作品表現了王忱一直以來極其簡單的,如同隱士壹般的生活狀態,是她內心世界的真實寫照。影片用冷靜的鏡頭語言展示了一個幾乎沒有社交生活,深居簡出的"獨居動物"的日常生活,和那些如同寂靜的風景一樣安靜,孤獨,卻豐富的精神世界。

對王忱來說,孤獨時刻都存在。這與文化或地域無關,因為無論是在中國還是澳大利亞,她從來沒對任何群體有過歸屬感——包括她自己的家庭,她認為自己從來都是獨居動物。從她的童年直到現在,同樣的生活模式已經持續了二十幾年,並不會因為她身在哪裏而改變。但在王忱看來,孤獨並不是負面的。她已經認識到並通過作品向外界展示,孤獨是她性格的壹部分,她也無意去擺脫它,並非常重視孤獨之於自己的意義:孤獨讓自己把註意力轉移到生活本身,從而發現了無數被人們忽略的細小美好,同時,也讓她清醒地知道自己的追求從來不在物質之上,而在無垠的精神世界中。

Solitary Animal

The two-channel video Solitary Animal represents Wang Chen's life of “a solitary animal.” It shows Chen's daily life with few socializing via the mild film language and implies her lonely, yet prosperous inner world by poetic existed footages.

For Chen, loneliness always has stayed with her. She hasn't felt belonging to any group, even not to her family. It is nothing to do with living in Australia or China. She thought she has always been a solitary animal, and the same daily routine has repeated over and over for more than 20 years, from her childhood to adult, wherever she was. However, Chen finds loneliness not harmful. She has reconciled with it and showed to the outside that loneliness is a part of her personality. She can't, and she wouldn't like to get rid of it; moreover, she values the significance of it: loneliness makes her focus on life itself and finds much exquisitely hidden beauty ignored by people. Meanwhile, it inspires her to inspect and extend her inner world, not chasing the exterior consumerism.

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