In his solo exhibition at ShanghART Beijing in September 2010, Chen Xiaoyun exhibits his latest multi-channel video installation work, which rethinks and reinterprets his method of expression, while trying other medium as narrative instrument in the mean time. The work is exhibited in multi-channels, expresses a violent understanding of life, society, lust, love, and memory; images and literatures overlapped and flash, time and space staggered and halt; an atmosphere of sensitivity, deliria, amorousness, frailness, pettiness, and ambiguousness filled in the exhibition room, patiently expresses hysterical personal experience and sampling notes.
Is it a transcendent expression of reality? Or the artist's self-release? Is it an individual's helplessness existing in current social configuration? Or as the exhibition title implies, why is it life? Why is it life again? Why is it life all the time? Why not life? It itself was not a problem, but it becomes a problem in a problematic form.