double-channel video installation, 11' ,2011
Chia-wei Hsu partnered with the band “relax-ONE,” filmed the rehearsal of the band “relax-ONE,” and projected on a double-side screen to present the processes of the sight and sound prospectively. The projection used for this work is connected with the concept of off-screen. On the hand, artist shot the band rehearsing at the studio, and on the other hand, the image of the recording engineer is shown. The audiences are only able to see one side at a time and are not able to see both setting simultaneously. They have to walk around the projection because by looking only at one side, they are not able to comprehend what the image is about. What is behind the image is a process of reemergence and production; at the same time, it is also a sculpture suspended in the air.
On display on site are some instruments and stage lightings, and playing on the background is pre-recorded music. However. what the musicians are playing on site are fake soundless instruments. The most interesting aspect is that we are not able to see the music video on screen; instead, what is shown is the set where the music video was made. Presented to the audiences is a visual setting that is quite bizarre, with instruments that are soundless and performers with her mouths shut. In other words, it is an act of realistically portraying something imaginative.