Visual Art ︎︎︎
Can we see the sky as a screen?
Ehm, hm, I see the noise in the sky.
I think I just saw a firefly.
I feel sleep watching blue sky in sunset.
I see a white line that looks like a thin cloud but also looks like a feezor or cut in the sky.
I see what she saw. Hehe.
I saw the caramel light bouncing off Matt’s wedding ring.
Ehmmm. …. …. I ssss ehm I’m seeing the orange color in the sky.
I hear moskitos in my ear.
There is one white line in the sky but seems like disappeared.
I smell something but I don’t know what it is.
I feel comforted by gravity.
I see Undine and the tree and the blue sky. Ehm, when I’m looking up the sky and I keep trying to see the airplane above of the cloud.
I see the sky. Is it mine? Is it mine?
It’s slowly getting darker.
I see the trees and I see I am aware of my inability to perceive the depth of the sky.
I see a white light, I think it's a UFO. Do you see it also?
I see it also.
I see the light glinting off my glasses creating strange events in my peripheral vision.
I heard Eric talking to an old man. And then for a moment I saw this old man in brown clothing holding a bike and slowly moving away.
And I saw Cha's hands recording a video of the sky. And making music on his cell phone.
Is this my voice?
I see... nothing.
I see this funny creature of a microphone and the limbs of other people.
I see Ivetta taking a selfie.
I hear a dog barking in the distance.
I hear a flight flying.
I hear so many different sounds.
Now I can see the star.
I see hair. And bodies at different levels.
I see a little tiny yellow dot. And I really don’t know if it's a star or an airplane.
I’m staring at the sky to see something but to me it’s really like nostalgic when I’m looking up the sky. I don’t know what I’m seeing but I’m trying to see something else than what I actually see with my eyes.
hmm hm hmmmmmmmmm
Hahaha. Don’t burn down the mic!
I’m so shy!
I’m wondering where all the stars are. And I miss lying on my back and seeing the stars.
The light is absolutely perfect right now; It's so peachy on one side of my hand and so shadowed on the other.
This is the perfect sunlight. The moment that I really love when I’m starting to losing my visabilities.
I see this piece of technical equipment close to my head. And I see the circle disassembling.
I see a very beautiful young woman smoking a cigarette. Hahahah. And the orange glow is the same color as her skin in this light.
I see the end of this film.
Right now I’m not laying low anymore. And ehm ya it’s, eh, really blue.
Blue Hour I
During blue hour (the time shortly after sunset) I invite the viewers to lie down on a blanket and to look at the sky together. By experiencing time and space in community the basis of cinema is created. A microphone is passed around through which the viewers can say out loud what they see or hear.
performance. wool blanket. microphone. sky. 30 min. jarry park, tiohtià:ke/montreal. 2019.
Performed at Sky Exhibition 2019 in collaboration with Quite Ourselves.
Blue Hour II
In a gallery, I invite the viewer to sit down on the floor facing the street-level gallery window and listen to the recorded voices of Blue Hour I. Rather than feeling exposed to the world, the recording enables the listener to enter a cinema-like state of reality and watch the world of downtown Montreal with a distance.
sound Installation. sound recording (13min 28 sec, stereo), iphone, headphones, white pillows. mfa gallery, tiohtià:ke/montreal. 2019.
Images Blue Hour I © Quite Ourselves
Images Blue Hour II © Tianhui Li