《海盗》

2014 Single-channel video with sound HD, 1920×1080, 6’41”

2014 Single-channel video with sound HD, 1920×1080, 6’41”
2014 单视频录像 有声 高清,1920×1080,6’41”

 

 

VIDEO FRAME
视频截帧
pirate-5

 

Video
录像

This film is about the experience of a pirate living with only one eye. Viewers are expected to share his experience by watching the film with also one eye. The new technology device is used to shoot this film which aims to challenge viewer’s visual and sensory experience.
录像是关于是一个独眼海盗的独白。因为他只有一只眼睛能看见,所以他说他的世界是平面的。我使用了一种新技术来挑战人们的视觉感官体验,因此展览时我要求观者只用单眼观看这部录像。概念是观众用一只眼就能看见立体的影像,在影片中海盗的眼里的世界却是平面的。

 

 

THE LINE

My sailor asked me, what is the feeling of being a one-eyed person.

I answered, “a bit darker…” Can’t wait for my explanations, he then shouted, “ What? So terrible, it is not about unclear, but dark?”

Actually, it is more than just dark. The outline and edge of nearby or distant objects are clear, but you can’t distinguish what it really is. It seems like you are in a flattened world. What’s more, my sight has no focal point. Both nearby and distant objects look like the same. If I try to look at things strongly, I always feel a twitching of pain in the head of my temples.

By only seeing things by one eye, my world is flat. When I take stairs I have to look around carefully, because I can’t distinguish whether there is an edge of the stairs or decorative cross line. Climbing the chunks of gravel-scattered mountain is the most challenging task, for which I couldn’t determine whether there is the protrusion or depression of surface. I also have weakness in using a sword , as I often couldn’t judge the distance of the person whom I want to attack and always accidentally drop the sword or miss cut. That’s why I prefer to use a gun, which I feel is easy to aim at my target.

There was a time when my greatest desire was that I could accurately get a Rum bottle on the table.

For those reasons, I always seem like kind of dull (Maybe it is true/ perhaps am I a real nerd? ) in the eyes of others. While I am fighting I feel hard to react on time.

When I closed my right eye, I try to see things only with my disabled left eye, my vision area is covered by a black shadow and sometimes there is a flowing dark-red blood image, which is perhaps the eyelid seen by my right eye. This is something I could not ignore.

Maybe I was born to be an only one-eyed man, a freedom pirate.

台词

手下问我,一只眼的感觉到底是怎样的。

我说,“会暗一些”,还没有形容完,手下就大叫,“哇,这么可怕,不是看不清,是暗啊!”

其实也不止是暗而已……远处近处的东西,轮廓边缘都是清楚的,可你就是认不出来那是什么。好像你在看一个压平的世界,而且视线没有焦点,看近处和远处,都一样,没法聚焦。我若是费力看东西,太阳穴也会一抽一抽地疼。

只能用一只眼,因此我的世界是平面的。走楼梯时常盯着左右看,因为分不清是楼梯的边缘还是装饰性的划线。爬山遇到碎石块的时候最可恶,因为根本无法判断哪里是突起哪里是凹陷。用刀是我的软肋,因为我常常无法判断我要砍的人距离,时常砍空。所以我更喜欢用枪,一打一个准。

有一段时间,我最大的愿望就是可以准确拿到桌子上的朗姆酒瓶。

因为这样,我在别人眼里总有点呆(也许是真呆),打架的时候也常常反应不过来。

当闭上右眼,只用看不见的左眼看世界的时候,视线右边会附着一团黑影,有时候还会有暗红色血液流动的影像,那是我右眼看到的眼皮而已。但我无法忽略它。

也许我天生,就该做一个只有一只眼的,自由的海盗。