• Sisyphus

    CG Moving Image Installation

    2017

    Cao Shu's installation "Sisyphus" is built with a computer graphics program and highlights the artist's fascination with the relationship between the visions of memory and virtual technology. Stories, rumours, scenarios, and technology-like visuals blend realism and falsehood.The technology opens up perceptions that were previously inaccessible to any medium. Memories of flashbacks to the artists childhood in China exist in a row of 25 frames and with no linear narrative. Thorough its title, Cao Shu describes memory as being like the myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again.The Moving Image Installation is a chapter of the author's Project"Mnemosyne".


    西西弗斯

    计算机生成影像装置

    2017

    “西西弗斯”,由大小不等的数十个GIF组成,作者建立起一种视觉图像之间并置呈现的关系。正如阿比瓦尔堡在其《记忆女神图谱》中的实践,也如同侦探片中毫不相干的片段并置,可以令人不可思议地通过标记关系网来解决案件一样。梦和记忆的情景并置,铺陈展开的是个体历史的图像学。当代的人已经破碎了,成为无数生命的碎片,只有不断闪回的连续25帧,并没有线性的叙事。记忆如同西西弗斯神话,石头到了山顶,故事就结束,并不存在这个情景的起因和结局,这是一个个的环状瞬间,一个个琐碎日常的时间环组成了记忆的海。作品是“谟涅摩绪涅”计划的一个章节。