“Eat Words” is an experimental video work that is based on the ideas of materiality of the language.
Through the play of the signifiers and the signifiers’ relations to the subject’s actions, I try to construct an interaction with the audiences and at the same time deconstruct the interaction to invade the boundaries of the viewers.
The Study of Gilles Deleuze’s Fold
The Fold: The Baroque invents the infinite work or operation. The problem is not how to finish a fold, but how to continue it, make it go through the roof, take it to infinity. For the fold affects not only all kinds of materials, which thus become matter of expression in accordance with different scales and speeds and vectors (the mountains and the waters, papers, fabrics, living tissues, the brain), but it also determines and brings form into being and into appearance, it makes of it a form of expression, Gestaltung, the genetic element or the line of infinite inflexion, the curve of a single variable. “(Gilles Deleuze, “The Fold”)
The Fold is an essential idea that Deleuze developed from Leibniz and Baroque. He considers that the universe is constructed by the folds of time, space, and movements。 The Fold, according to Deleuze, has two types, coils are for the material, folds are for the soul. In his “Baroque House,” he use the strings to connect the soul (upper floor, dark private room) and body (down floor, common room) to explain the relations between the empirical world and the metaphysic world.
I interpret his idea and use the notion of fold to experiment the structure and relations among soul, body, and space.