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Racing Thoughts
Two-channel video installation 
7 mins 28 secs
2019

The work traces the artist’s aimless Internet surfing through two divergent yet complementary approaches. One the right channel, she clinically measures her real-time emotions through an EEG-based brain-computer interface. On the left channel, she blends her hand-drawn animations with the screencast, delineating her imagination with a human touch. During her Internet surfing, she comes across with fake science articles and mental health records. Through the map of a hospital, she locates regions with the worst air pollution and spots China’s first military nuclear base “404.” In the digital ocean of information, clicking on the new webpages means replacing and forgetting the old ones. As her emotions fluctuate along the way, racing thoughts are taking over her mind.

看最后会到哪
双频影像装置
7分28秒
2019

作品以艺术家随机的网络浏览为线索,从两个既矛盾又统一的角度,展现她的情绪变化。右屏中,脑机接口实时量化分析她的正负情绪值,通过科学的途径解析大脑活动。左屏中,手绘动画与电脑录屏相互呼应,勾勒出她的心绪与幻想。浏览过程中,她通过关键词“脑电波”,搜索到一系列伪科学文章和精神病患者的病例;通过医院地图,她在空气污染严重的中国西北,定位到代号404的秘密军事核基地。在网络讯息的裹挟之中,她的情绪起伏不定。点击新的网页意味着覆盖和遗忘之前的信息,漫无目的地前进,看最后会到哪。