I appropriate the burning slide from Citizen Kane as a background in my work. The part reveals what the rosebud means. I also appropriate video clips that I like the most when I was a child, such as video games, american dramas and animations as an abstract rosebud. The program randomly choose the video clips in the shape of the rosebud. When a real rosebud clip becomes dark, the clip inside the rosebud becomes black and white images.
I also explore the relationship between tiny screens and a whole screen. To me, it's like a relationship between stones and the arch.
Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone.
"But which is the stone that supports the bridge?" Kublai Khan asks.
"The bridge is not supported by one stone or another," Marco answers,
"but by the line of the arch that they form." Kublai Khan remains silent, reflecting.
Then he adds: "Why do you speak to me of the stones?
It is only the arch that matters to me."
Polo answers: "Without stones there is no arch."
Invisible cities, Italo Calvino.
In the project, I use a random code without a repetition. So each small screen has their own shape. Every screen is a little bit different.
Nowadays, I experiment this gap among small screens in real time.