White Blindness
Nina Yuen, 2008, 4'49''

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In her work, Nina Yuen refers to false personal memories and untruths about the past, about herself, her friends and family. For each of her films she lives in an artificially created environment for at least one week. 'White Blindness' speaks about trauma, struggle, loss and death. While re-enacting images of fighting men, Yuen explains the phenomenon of shell shock or battle fatigue. Next, images of plastic bags and balloons – filled with air, then water, bring associations with fragility and suffocation while the artist recounts stories of the fear of impurity and a very detailed ritual for bathing and cleansing a dead body. A soap bubble, bursting in slow motion, marks the end.

  • Date: 2008
  • Length: 4'49''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: narrative, performance (artwork genre), poetry
  • Keywords: body, death, life, violence, war