Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) Award, HART Award for Moving Image, Tuna Prize - speical mention視覺藝術創作獎, HART 流動影像獎, 吞拿魚獎 (特別提名)
Since 2018, the artist has been unconsciously paying attention to the city of Qingyuan (literally translated as 'clear and far') in Guangdong province, whenever she returns to her hometown from Hong Kong on a high-speed train. Although she has never been to the city herself, her vague impression of the place, like many other fabricated narratives, remained deep in her memory.
Clear and Far ambiguously outlines a fictional but incredibly authentic story. In this story, the artist pieces together several threads revolving around her childhood, wandering life and female experiences, constructing a '(pseudo-)connectioin' between her and the city of Qingyuan.
From the picture of Qingyuan city found on Wikipedia, to the photo of the artist's mother in her childhood, then to the artist herself wearing false eyelashes impersonating her childhood friend: these mixed 'evidences' gradually emerges this veiled city, of which the narratives sound clear but the truth are far away.
(The text is provided by the student)