Two videographers in dialogue. This time, Linda Lai applies semi-automatic writing for a spontaneous response to a few draft drawings she received from Jamsen Law… The language of montage is invoked, contemplating time as a multi-faceted entity… The drawings were from Law’s solo show, “No Details, Not Whole,” 《表。述》at Lumenvisum in September 2016.

I am obsessed with montage. I wonder if Jamsen Law, too, is.

Zoom in … a different universe
You may get drowned or get lost…
You breathe in dashes of sashes of bundled lines which is a sheen sheet of penetrable space…

Crop it. Nail it.

The boundaries mark it; the frames make it.

Paste it. Rub it. De-pixelizing…

The experience of delving into Jamsen’s drawings is a serial immersion of multiple takes.

Meandering on the surface, one of them.
Hit hard and penetrate, another.
Erasing – that’s décollage…

In a series of works that grows on flat surfaces, I detect a plateau of multiple sedimentary layers, each of a different texture, density and vectoring velocity.

The drama of subjectivities caught in moments in consecutive forward motions…

 


潛行:一次分秒秩進的蒙太奇

黎肖嫻

我執迷於蒙太奇,我想羅琛堡也是,或許他不知道。
我執迷於蒙太奇的變戲法。我得承認,我是借取了活動影像的思維去理解、細味他的「塗-畫-拍」藝工。

繪、描並不是我的專長。某天他用電郵附件傳來他的實驗習作,說不知道數碼細節會否因解像度的問題而不能傳真。我想也沒想的,就按鍵盤放大。傳真的問題忽然變得很虛幻。

眼前,我面對著一個無限的世界。實在,因為能「感知」得到。進入,卻是虛擬界的浮游不著地。

平塗是掩眼法。退掉、刪除、遮蓋、挖開…。都在同一個空間上。高疊的時間層默默無聲。

到頭來,展出擺放的,是翻天覆地的沙石草根給刻意經營後漸成的活化石。別光看。要聽。微舒的呼吸。沙沙。沙沙。嘶……。