Even They Never Met
April 14 – May 19, 2012
“Even If They Never Met” is the plan of connecting Taipei and Los Angeles by images. Niu Chun-Chiang imitates the documentary as method, and completed in different time locations.
He selects ten portraits of women from his life before residency. Until arrive LA, he selects ten local women and let them choose one picture of these photos. She makes a hypothetical description (about her career, habits, favorite foods, her life, etc.) for the strange Taiwan woman. The way to describe must be undoubted, like an old friend ( the described as “I remember…”, not “I think …”). All interview will be recorded by video.
Until come back to Taiwan, He invites these tenTaiwanese women to describe in same way, for the American woman who selected her.Last, he edits the two-sides interview, let it become a dialogue across space and time.
In this program, we depict object according our life experience and cognize of culture by playing. We associate with their story in thinking by the portraits. When one side decrypting, she will take some self-projection on other side. The object will farther away from their original due the difference ofÂ background.
This is a co-write text. In addition to the models, the audiences of two countries will add thyself
subjective image when they looking the work. The collection of image will be a memory source of crossing the race, language, and space-time.