Photo paper mount
“After entering the research institute, I was separated from my long-term girlfriend. I thought that the technology of “video” could help people to communicate with each other across the limitation of space. It was like an advertisement video of a communication software. Laughing and sharing life, everything seems so close. That year we started to video chat frequently. What I didn’t expect was that the distance came so quickly, everything seemed so far away.
When I’m chatting with her on video, it’s almost impossible not to do something else at the same time, even if it’s trivial and totally unnecessary, like: tidying up the table. And when using computer video, the video window will be habitually reduced to a corner of the screen, so that the face is in the corner of the eye, chatting. It’s not that I don’t want to chat anymore, it’s the feeling that I want, but is always taken away; every “meeting” on the video is impossible not to be distracted and empty.
Looking at each other’s face through the screen, the looming feeling of disgust is not due to the absent-minded conversation between the two, but when you realize that behind those lowered eyes, you are watching exactly what you are looking at through the lens. The way it is seen. The two parallel lines of sight drawn by the lens and the screen make the eyes of the lover no longer reflected in the lover’s pupils. When something can no longer be felt through the meeting of four eyes, something that makes up the relationship (love) disappears here.”