Zhou Yan Contemporary Chinese Art Archive 周彦当代中国艺术档案
Location of Exhibition Event
Slides, cage, and mirror
500 x 390 x 260 cm
In this work, LIN Yilin installed numerous metal cages by the ceiling of a room. Scattered throughout the cages are mirrors taking in various shapes and angles. From bottom, LIN operates a slide projects whose projections are shown on the ceiling, and disrupted, of course, by the convoluted cages and mirrors. The slides displayed are either showing the audiences of the performance, or some objects ALLUDING to human presence and relation (business card, for example). In both of the imageries shown, LIN is facetiously cancelling a complete social recognition: the former one gives us the "look" of people without disclosing their identity; and the latter does it opposingly -- only giving us the informational identity of people but forfeiting their imagistic one. (Unknown author (from LIN Yi-lin's official website), Cages on the Ceiling, available on https://www.linyilin.com/ins-cages-ch) (Jerry Wu'23).