犀 牛 Rhino
葉子啟 Yeh Tzu-Chi
Live performance, 5 mins
Seoul Art Space, South Korea 2012/11/8
Photo by Yuen Kin-leung Maru, Zoe Sun
I recorded three clips of animals in the Zoo of Chung Qing in 2011. I saw them again when I had time to sort out my note-book in my residency in Incheon Art Platform. For me, these three clips themselves were already a piece of works! The problem was how to make them a live performance with me? At that moment, a book, a collection of Marina Abromovic’s works, happened to be beside me. One of her works shows how Ulay, on the wall, and her, on the ground, walked to each other in parallel and never really came together…. I got inspired by that works. Why not just walk in a circle like the rhino, I thought. And that’s how I brought these three clips to the field of live art. My feelings have never changed no matter when it’s the moment I videoed them, the moment I performed them, or the moment I talk/write about it later: as a human being, I really feel very sorry and owe so much to these animals….