紫藍色車卡 Hyacinthine Scar
Single-channel video / 9m25s / 2018
Hyacinthine Scar condenses the undigested informations in me while traveling from Hong Kong to my brother’s wedding in Guam. The different presentations and gazings, to look and to be looked, the repetitive shootings from the videographers, the vow that is rehearsed over and over again by the priest, all the uncontrollable clickings of the shutter from all the us (including myself), and the continuous seeing of different sides of the fragmented Western Pacific. Guam is a 220 sqm island that belongs to the United States. Being about 2% of the size of Hong Kong, Guam has nearly 40 beaches. Living in Tamuning, the center of Guam and a famous relaxation destination, I witnessed this downtown area is filled with different visitors. Under the light Chamorro music, mornings are filled with people biting Macadamia nuts on hotcakes, wearing bikinis or tight swimming suits, and exposing their pale yellow bodies under the burning sun, whereas nights are packed with rental cars passing by shopping arcades and American restaurants where people can chuck in thick roasted beefs. Every morning I sit in breakfast buffet watching the people of different races pulling the suitcases in and out of the hotel, each speaking their own dialect. These places I visited appear to me as they belong to the passersby, they are dreamy and realistic.