Geng Xue, 2013-2014, video (colour, sound), 13'15", edition 6/6
My preference to porcelain traces back to my passion of China’s traditional art. Porcelain is a traditional material that carries long-standing historical and cultural accumulations and I’ve been attempting to dig out a new language from such traditional material. Mr.Sea generalizes various mediums. I experiment on a new medium to express the porcelain -- using animation film work to bring porcelain status back to alive. “Alive” here not only means “moving” but also emphasizing the creation form that has fresh life force. The jade-like light of porcelain, light from moving and light of films experimentally combine and form the specific “language of lights” for this film. Such “language of lights” is the “spirit” of the rest languages seen in the film; it’s the language among the porcelain, sculpture and film language -- it is their interactions that fulfil the overall “porcelain-visual” in the film. This display of “porcelain-visual” as the main visual and formal language has both accurately and sufficiently expressed the characteristics of porcelain and also effectively delivered the specific aesthetic of Liaozhai and the quality of Chinese ancient mysterious novels.