Opening: 5 / 20 Saturday at 17:00 Duration: 5 / 20 – 6 / 17Tuesday to Saturday 13:30 - 18:00Chinese European Art Center
MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM, digital film, 13', 2021“现实于我一直是一个谜题，行走在人间不见得比一个梦境更真实，从小我就喜欢躲在人群中的角落安静的观察，那些和我一样的个体，一个个个体，组成了所谓的现实，那他们看见的是我看见的吗，所思考的和我一样吗，会因为梦境或一片记忆而停滞嘛？个体的荒诞性油然而生。那群体呢？群体是一群个体荒诞的总和。在西西弗斯的神话里加缪说一个人一旦意识到荒诞就不属于未来了，从那时候起我的生活就和梦境融合在了一起。书本，电影，照片都变得立体起来，生活与他们不可分割。影像走向我如同我走向影像，我无法解释，我的思想总以强烈的视觉方式出现，其中充满的魔幻神秘主义色彩在镜头面前展示的一览无余，这是影像给我的使命感。MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM, digital film, 13', 2021从2020年到2021年，我专注于我的电影项目《被房间困住的人》。它讲述了一个孤独的人一直被自己想象出来的房间困住，他的整个生活都建立在这个虚构的房间里，他使用的一切都是来自自己的幻想物品，这个孤独的人还将他对外部世界的想象投射在房间的墙上。到电影的结尾，我想向观众提出关于我们一直生活在的现实、我们如何对待生命和死亡、我们作为人类在自己的意识中是如此有限等问题，因为这些问题是我每天都面临的，我从不理解我们生活在的这个世界，附着于人类建立的规则和价值观，这些思考驱使我创造艺术作品。《被房间困住的人》是我近几年所有研究（主要集中在拉康的镜像理论上）的一个结果。MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM, digital film, 13', 2021“I have been exploring the possibilities of images, not just a momentary freeze. Reality has always been a puzzle to me, walking in the world is not necessarily more real than a dream, since I was young I like to observe quietly in the corners of the crowd. Those individuals like me, one by one, make up the so called reality, do they see what I see? Do they think the same as me? Is the environment or a memory stagnating? Individual absurdity emerges spontaneously. What about a group? A group is consisting of multiply individuals, the sum of absurdity. In the myth of Sisyphus, Camus said that once a person realizes the absurdity, he does not belong to the future. Since then my life has merged with dreams, books, movies, and photos, they have all become three dimensional, life is inseparable from them. Photography walks towards me as I walk towards photography, I cannot explain it, My thoughts always appear in a strong visual way on images, filled with magical mysticism in front of the camera the display is unobstructed, this is the sense of mission photography gives me.”MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM, digital film, 13', 2021From 2020-2021 I devoted most time in my film project MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM.It tells about a story that this lonely man that been always trapped in a room imagined by himself, all his life is based in this imaginary room he built up, everything he use is illusionary objects comes from himself, this lonely man also projects his imagination about the outside world on the wall of the room. Till the end of this film I wanna raise the question to the audience about the current reality we have been living in the whole time, how we treat life and death, how us as human beings are so limited in our own consciousness cause these kind of questions are what I face on daily bases , I never understand this world we live in, attached with the rules and values human built up , these thinkings drive me to create art in general.MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM is in a way an end result after all the research (mostly focus on Lacan’s mirror theory) I did. MAN TRAPPED IN A ROOM, digital film, 13', 2021窦笑雨，现居上海，阿姆斯特丹，近五年专注于做影像与摄影，多使用数字媒体材料。Temo Dou is an artist based in Shanghai and Amsterdam Netherlands, mainly focus on film and photography art in the past five years, material wise based on digital media.中国欧洲艺术中心于一九九九年由荷兰籍伊尼卡·顾蒙逊女士和时任厦门大学艺术学院秦俭教授联合发起，共同创建，为非营利艺术机构。其核心的国际艺术家驻馆项目是中国大陆开始最早及运营时间最长的驻馆项目之一，接待来自世界各地各个创意领域的视觉艺术家、设计师、策展人、作曲家和作家等等。中心每年的活动日程不仅包括常态化的驻馆艺术家及特邀艺术家展览，还举办一系列相关的讲座、工作坊、户外影像放映会及音乐会等多种类的文化交流活动。
The Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) was founded by Mrs. Ineke Gudmundsson from the Netherlands and Professor Qin Jian from Xiamen Univeristy Art College in 1999. As non-profit multi-disciplinary art center, CEAC hosts one of the first and longest running Artist-in-Residence programs in China open to visual artists, architects, designers, curators, composers and writers from around the world. CEAC’s events calendar features regular exhibitions showcasing invited and resident artists along with a supplementary program including lectures, workshops, concerts and outdoor film screenings.