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Midnight Vortex

Multimedia installation, 2019

Video projections with sound, inkjet print on transparent papers, photo book, flashlights

The beginning of "Midnight Vortex" originated from the dreams recorded and travel photographs taken by artist Jing Zhao. Two different ways of recording are like ambiguous "evidence" that cannot be independently verified, waiting for the audience to uncover the mystery and detect the clues. Through the parallel placement of the two and the continuous evolution, the project intends to explore the complex relations between various elements such as imagination, viewing, consciousness, cities, and memory. The exhibition's installation consists of three parts: projections of travel photos, stories printed on transparent papers, and a photo book. The artist intends to form a new narrative by exploring images from the visible reality to the invisible imagination. Meanwhile, it tries to provide a unique viewing perspective of contemporary life. The project uses its rhythm to take audiences closer to the author — an urban citizen's dream fragments; you will see her fantasy and confusion and feel the life texture surrounding her. Ultimately, it swirls you into your inner space, finds a release, gets some comfort, or inspires new confusion......

[Midnight Vortex Photo Book]

[Midnight Vortex Photography]

[Midnight Vortex Texts]

© 2024 by Jing Zhao

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