Secret II

The nature of "secret" is contradictory.

 

"Secret" is the concealment of things, which is a kind of internal concealment; but human beings have the desire to disclose the secret so to relieve the uncomfortable feeling of hiding them in the heart.  Each cultural systems or countries have different methods and symbols to relieve the discomfort feeling of hiding secrets; these symbols sometimes are in common, and some are unique which only for particular cultures.

 

The artist uses performances, videos and let the audience participate in the art, so that the audience/viewers can evoke these inherent needs (concealment and release) of everyone through the artwork and explore the characteristics of the "secret" itself.

「秘密」的本質是矛盾的。

所謂秘密是指隱蔽不為人知的事情或事物,是一種內在的隠藏;但人類卻有把秘密公開的慾望,以紓緩內心藏著秘密的不舒適感。「秘密」的廣泛性包括任何文化系統或國家的人,每個文化系統都有不同的方法及符號去讓人舒解藏著秘密時的不適感;這些符號有些是共通的、有些則是個別文化所獨有。

藝術家以行為、錄像、及讓觀眾參與,使觀眾/觀賞者能透過作品,勾起這人人皆有、即「隠藏」與「釋放」的內在需要、並探討「秘密」本身的特質。

Secret Part I : performance recorded by Video 1 min

秘密 (第一部分): 行為,錄像紀錄 1 分鐘

"Well...I will read a few lines to you, but do not translate.  In this way, you can hear the secrets and the secrets are still secrets."

「好啦,我為你唸上幾行,但不翻譯,如此一來,你可以聽到秘密,而秘密依然是秘密。」

cheng kit yan anita, anita cheng

Secret Part II: Video 1: 40 mins English version, 2:05 min Chinese version

秘密 (第二部分): 行為,錄像紀錄 中文版 1 分 40 秒、英文版  2 分 15 秒

Go on , or not to go....

​揭露,還是隐藏