ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Before Indulgence, After Freedom
LI RAN 李然
2013
Single-channel video
15 minutes 50 seconds
Edition of 5 + 1AP
OT1_5731

“Before Indulgence, After Freedom”, the theme is a discription of the ‘Grey’ area during my creation. I think we have to face the normalcy that there is something beyond description during the process of art production. Like the broken languages, the unshareable knowledge and experiences, the performance out of state, etc., instead of critique, they are another reality indeed. Such kind of situation is like an interesting veil which makes it difficult to tell from works of each other, or it could be interpret but out of context. Therefore, we are indulged in an untouchable status.
I want to show a tip of iceberg of the creation by this video, which reveals a variety of components, as the words, confession, repentance, retrospection, declaration, deduction, etc. are all included into this fragmentary, broken, and partial set. All the expressions seem to be lack of objects, responses, and mutual spirit. Somewhat embarrassingly, time after time, we experience the social events that have already been put into the material library and mix them with the expression of the emotions which is consistent ostensibly but discontinues actually. “How to deal with the pause during our conversation?”, “How to share the shape of cogitation with each other?”, “What are we producing?” these questions are only arouse from a twist of my creation. (Text by Li Ran)

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Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Screening | LI Ran ShanghART Video Room Shanghai 12.02, 2017
Before Indulgence, After Freedom Cinémathèque québécoise, Canada, Montréal 04.01, 2016
V&P ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 12.20, 2014 -02.28, 2015
Looking Forward Montreal Contemporary Art Museum, Montreal, Canada 10.22, 2014 -01.04, 2015
Li Pinghu, Li Ran, Lu Lei: Semi-automatic Mode ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 11.30, 2013 -02.16, 2014