EVERY FAIR FROM FAIR SOMETIME DECLINES

Hong Kong, 2020

Human tend to react to images by making up meanings and stories with the visual elements they are

 

shown, and materials they could find from their personal life experiences and memories.

 

The artist CHU finds resemblance between the timeline of the production of a photographic work and that

 

of red wine. She suspects human’s interpretation of photographic works, as well as their feelings towards

 

them, change over time, just like how wine would after it’s unbottled. 

 

By replacing the label of 4 used red wine bottles with photos CHU took, the work aims to lure viewers into

 

thinking the space, time, feelings the image captured are what the bottles contain. And thus the question

 

arises: when left unbottled, would the flavors of the content change?

紅酒的製作過程牽涉到好幾個步驟,可以編出一條時間線。酒莊會選擇他們認為於某年份﹑某農莊﹑某氣侯生產出最好

 

的葡萄收集及處理,在被裝瓶前放於木箱裡發酵。直止到他們形為在合適時,至將之完全過濾及裝瓶,

 

而該紅酒的味道﹑質感就在那刻被完全封存。就像相機快門被按下一刻,攝影師把某時間﹑空間捕捉並封存在

 

該照片中。當一張相片被展示於人前,觀眾總會嘗試在生活經歷﹑回憶等中尋找材料以構成對相片的詮譯。

 

而朱氏認為紅酒和相片的時間線相像,前者在被剛開瓶後,如果一直保持開著,當初被封存的味道將隨時間改變。

 

那一幅照片封存的感覺,或觀者對之的詮譯,在第一次被展示後,會否同樣隨時間而改變?

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