DENG DAFEI: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY’S SWORD . BETWEEN ACHIVE

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THE INVISIBLE ENEMY’S SWORD

Video     7Min     2004

This piece belongs to the same series where Wound (伤) is in. The swordplay, a cultural sign that bears some connotation of violence, is transformed into a grappling with an invisible opponent on the background sound of Peking opera. In this process, the body is gradually smeared with ink by the invisible opponent. For quite some time, I have been interested in showcasing the irreconcilability of the two sides of a contradiction and, in the process of embodying the contradictive tension, provoking the audience to decipher from multiple angles.