This three-screen installation used a combination of drawn imagery, documentary video and staged performance. The work uses a mixture of animation, staged film and straight documentary to set up a complex set of relationships between personal impulses and external influences that lead to certain working and living conditions and engages with fantasies of escape.
Prompted by a news article exploring a migrant worker and a tragic-comic tale of defiance, the work tests animation’s ability to tell documentary - despite the obviously fictive nature of the representations. It continues and extends an involvement with animation in a fine-art context - testing the relationship between static and moving imagery, its ability to engage with humour and satire, politics, its ability to weave digital, photographic and graphic sources together - and the possibility of extending the audience through the accessibility of the medium.
|Related Exhibitions:||Videotage, Hong Kong, July 2005, BizArt, Shanghai, September 2005, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, January 2006|