Between 2000 and 2020, a 6'38" single-take video footage has been turned into a generative series of art moments crossing artistic genres -- from videography, vocalization, sound collage, performance, sound sculpture, back to videography -- all manifesting automatism as a principle, and improvization as a main artistic method. Only the maker Linda Lai herself could elaborate on this secret history of emergence.
From her pool of automatic drawings turned wooden fragments of her dreamwork, young artist Cherie Wong shows us a certain inquisitive state of mind. 王晴雯從她的木製「夢」碎片寶庫裡再掏出另一首圖文對話的詩，是尋問的現在進行式。
A videographer (Linda Lai) and a artist working on drawings (Jansen Law) in dialogue… The language of montage is invoked, contemplating time… The piece was Linda Lai’s spontaneous response to a few draft drawings Jamsen Law sent her, all from Law’s solo show, “No Details, Not Whole,” at Lumenvisum in September 2016.
The inter-play of present and past tense is deliberate in contemplating the nature of memory — the fixing of attention onto nit-bits of the chaotic ocean of the past. I am also influenced by moving image creation — every work being the negotiation between the present continuous of the camera at work and the “already-past” of its articulation. 現在進行式與過去式時態的交替共用是「不假思索」法」而來的必然對策，也是現象學的意識論的創作性延伸，在猶如汪洋大海混沌波濤翻滾的「過去」投擲零星的關注點，構成接點的「回憶」，以至構成可被陳述的「經驗」。
From her 100 “fragments of fragmentary thoughts” inscribed onto painted wood pieces, Cherie Wong randomly picked two and started to open up their secrets. Cherie Wong 從她 100多塊「一個人的碎碎念」中隨機直覺的抽出兩小片來，打開它們隱藏的話匣子，聽它們娓娓道來。
好奇心驅使之下，Cherie Wong 讀佛洛依德的理論，希望能從心理分析、潛意識和夢中認識自己。答案雖然並沒有像劇本般理所當然地走出來，她卻找到另一個切入點去看這個問題。To understand how her personality was formed, Cherie Wong delved into Freudian concepts. Psychoanalysis, unconsciousness and dreams interpretation do not result in a clearer picture of who she is, and yet she landed on new artistic possibilities.