Projects

CN-USA
Zhou Hongxiang
Laser installation / Materials: Laser Beams, Smoke Machine, etc.

 

 

Water 2
Zhou Hongxiang

1.  80′minutes Animation movie;
2.  12-channel video installation.

 

 

Methodology 方法论
Zhou Hongxiang /conception film

There is only one scene throughout the film lasting for about 80-85 minutes.

以人称替代人物,以心理感受替代情节,以情绪变化替代结构。无意讲故事又随意编造故事,类似游记又近独白。第一人称“我”同第二人称“你”实为一体,后者乃前者的投射或精神异化,第三人称“他”则又是对第一人称“我”的静观与思考。

 

 

Field Gunshot 平原枪声
Zhou Hongxiang /conception film

Try to be true, but always be a hypocrite!
Try to be good, but always be nasty!
Try to seek the truth, but always be ridiculous!
Try to have a long life, but must face death!

“Field Gunshot” is a compound movie constructed from two correlated movies named “Field” and ”Gunshot”. It is a conceptual movie without any story line, notes, or comments. It is an exploration, a video installation. It is a movie, because the main body of it is composed with the elements of a movie. It is not a movie, because its pattern belongs to video art and conceptual art, because it uses symbolism and metaphor to interpret the general world.
In this movie, there is no division of leading role or supporting role, no professional performance or unprofessional performance.
“Field Gunshot” tries to deconstruct and reconstruct the noumenon of movie by questioning current aesthetic experience and cognitive circumscription, and tries to explore a new discourse of the power of images(movies).
Make a device with two video camera. The two cameras will shoot simultaneously, and then join the two movies on the screen to from an extra-wide movie. The left part of the screen is “Field”. The right is “Gunshot”. Produce a unique movie named “Field Gunshot” as a final stage of the work..

 

 

Painting of joyful singing
Zhou Hongxiang  /  Interactive video installation art

This Interactive video installation art is derive from a traditional Chinese painting whose name is “the painting of sketching precious animals” painted by Huang Quan (903-968).
We take pictures of these birds, tortoises, bees, flies, cockroaches and mantis at a earlier stage. Then through a infrared-rays equipment to interact between the screen and the viewers. To make these animals active like real we use a computer to control. We build up a joyful and vivid painting by means of give a certain musical notes to each animals including some natural tweet.

Scheme 1st
We use a large LCD screen or an overhead projector, in the middle of which, there are several animals. When there is no signal be sent by the viewers, the screen stays still just like a picture. At the moment someone come close, the infrared-rays equipment send signal to the computer and then produce different sounds which are set up in advance. In the meanwhile, all the animals’ movement become vehement with corresponding syllable.

Scheme 2nd
The scheme 2nd is very similarly to the scheme 1st,but we use several LCD take the place of a large and whole one. The 8-10 LCDs could combined at random. Each screen get 1 to 4 small animals which also looks like still photos when no signal is sent. Besides, all is similar to scheme 1st.

 

 

8 Fish 八条鱼
Zhou Hongxiang / Interactive video installation art

We take pictures of fishes at a earlier stage. Then through a infrared-rays equipment to interact between the screen and the viewers. To make these fishes active like real we use a computer to control. We build up a joyful and vivid painting by means of give a certain musical notes to each fish. 

Scheme 1st
We use a large LCD screen or an overhead projector, in the middle of which, there a fish. When there is no signal be sent by the viewers, the screen stays still just like a picture. At the moment someone come close, the infrared-rays equipment send signal to the computer and then produce different sounds which are set up in advance. In the meanwhile, all the animals’ movement become vehement with corresponding syllable.

Scheme 2nd
The scheme 2nd is very similarly to the scheme 1st,but we use several LCD take the place of a large and whole one. The 8 LCDs could combined at random.