“Matching Four with Twelve: Digesting Patience” by


  • ©, Jamsen Law, Matching Four with Twelve: Digesting Patience

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    Matching Four with Twelve: Digesting Patience

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    Matching Four with Twelve: Digesting Patience (2000) explores precisely such themes of desire, process and consciousness. A couch potato figure stares blankly at the camera, mindlessly consuming morsels of food as layers of images flash by the screen. As Law’s artist statement describes it, the piece “creates a three-dimensional metaphor for consumption and desire”:
    Audiences must peer through layers of images in order to properly observe the action [of the character ingesting food]. The work thus sets up parallel processes of consumption: the actor as a consumer of food and images and the audience as consumers of the images of the actor. [source: artradarjournal.com/2016/07/06/no-references-9-hong-kong-video-and-new-media-artists-part-1/]


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