For my project Proof I, I invited the most important people in my life to participate: my parents, relatives, old lovers, best friends and others. I made arrangements to meet them, perhaps at their house, a coffee shop we had frequented, or perhaps the place where we first met.

I gave each a video camera and asked, “If I were to disappear off the face of the earth suddenly , and you could have any part of my life, what part would that be?” A part of my life could be anything I own, an individual characteristic, or perhaps one of my experiences. Then the person holding the camera, one of those people I am very close to, would answer the question while filming me, and perhaps the camera would shake when they heard my question. My subjects did not know what I would be asking before the session started, and I had no way of knowing what they would answer, so my immediate response was recorded on the video.

For the second part of the project, I asked the same participants what they would leave me if they were to disappear. Perhaps it would be scenery they had enjoyed, music they love, a favorite scene from a movie, or some object they own.

“Taking and possessing part of my life” is a central proposition in this work. The part taken would not necessarily be my favorite, but perhaps something I have never considered before. The part given by the participants wouldn't necessarily be their most precious, but would have a deep connection to me. Our connection and history would be reestablished in the process of this exchange.

「證明I」延續這兩年我以自身和生命經驗為出發,並與他人共敘作品敘事的創作脈絡。它是以錄像的方式呈現,共分成兩個部分。
第一個部分,我請我的父母、舊情人、摯友五位我目前生命最重要的人,請他們拿攝影機,在他們的私人空間,拍攝我。同時我問他們:如果我即將消失在這世界上,你要保留我生命中的什麼部分?它可以是我過去發生的一件事、我的特質、身體部位、擁有的物品。在他們回答的同時,他們持續以手持攝影機拍攝我。

第二個部分,則是我反問他們:如果你即將消失在世界上,我能保留你生命中的什麼部分?他們的回答可以是事件、記憶或是特質。我再將他們欲讓我保留的部分,以「攝影」的方式拍攝:重現他們記憶中的場景、拍攝他們欲讓我保留的身邊之物。

「取走我的生命部分,並擁有它」是這個作品的一個命題。取走的部分不一定我所最愛的,也許是我從未意識到自己的面向,而這些親密的人他們要給予我的部分,也許不是他們最珍惜,但是卻與我有更深刻的連結,在這樣的交換過程中,我與他們的「關係」被重新建立。

「影像」本身無法證明什麼,能證明什麼的,是「拍攝」這個動作。

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