Artist: Hsiao Lichi
installation | T.V., Camera, Computer | 2016

A portrait contains the feelings and words of the artist, the spirit of the characters in the painting, and the viewer's emotional projection from the painting. Everyone will give it different feedback when they saw a work, so does portrait, especially when the artist sees a certain person in a portrait looks like someone, the painting she's looking at is not just the painting itself, but also the connection between the painting and herself. But for the artist, most of time, especially portrait from Europe, she feels nothing. She has none connection of it she doesn't know why and it bothered for a while. So she decides to create a connection between herself and the portrait. In this work, the characters of the portrait will gradually imitate the facial features and expressions of the viewer. In these changes, the viewer's facial expression will also be affected, then the portrait will change again. In this forth to back watching and changing, a slow and silent dialogue is formed.


FREE PANORAMA - 2019 Shenzhen New Media Art Festival | 2019.04.20 - 2019.06.16 | Pingshan Cultural Center Exhibition Gallery(Shen zhen, China)