刘小寒

Cecilia Liu/刘小寒

b. 1997

"我的作品总是围绕着日常生活展开,常常是琐碎而又有些沉闷的,偶尔一些小小的波澜有时也会引起我的思考。加州大学洛杉矶分校(UCLA)电影教授理查德·沃尔特(Richard Walter)曾在《剧本》(The Screenplay)一书中说:‘现实生活的本质是乏味和单调。如果不是这样,艺术或任何形式的创造性表达,包括电影,都不需要存在。’


我的作品是现实生活的浓缩,也是生活经验和思考的结果。它被当作作品记录了下来。 我是一个感性的人,但希望能够通过理性和清晰的思维来处理事情。我喜欢观察自己的日常生活,感受周围的氛围,敏感地对待自己面对的人和物。同时,我会深入思考为什么会有这样的感觉,为什么会发生这样的事情。我把它记录下来,制作视频来表达这种感觉或是疑惑,希望能找出事件的内在性质,挖掘原因,探索面纱下的东西。这些都是成为我创作艺术的动力,给了我勇气和力量去面对生活,不仅是作为一个艺术家,更是作为一个在社会中的普通人。 体验时间的流逝,通过感受触摸无形,从观察中汲取营养,转化为艺术语言,去表达想法和疑惑。我擅长使用摄影、视频、声音和一些其他媒介。"


My artworks always revolve around daily life, often trivial and somewhat dull with occasional small waves arousing my thoughts. Richard Walter, UCLA film professor, once said in his book The Screenplay “the essence of real life is dullness and monotony. If it were not so, art or any form of creative expression, including movies, would not need to exist.” My artworks could be my real life’s essence and the results of my experience and thoughts. They recorded and spoke by themselves. I am a perceptual person, but I will deal with things with rational and clear thinking. Therefore, I love to observe my everyday life, feel the atmosphere around me, and sensitively treat the person and objects I face. In the meantime, I will think deeply about why I feel like this, and why these kinds of things would happen. I document it and make videos to express it. I would figure out the intrinsic quality of the happenings. Dig out the reason, and explore what is under the veil. These could become the recourse to push me to create art. Giving me grit and the power to face my life as not only an artist but a normal human being in the community. Experiencing the passage of time. Feeling the untouchable thing becomes tangible. Absorb nutrition from my observation and transform it into my art language, and question what I feel is debatable. My works includes photos, videos, sounds, and other media methods.