作为一名国际学生,我试图用我自己的方式去和这个陌生的城市接触和沟通。我为自己制定了一个行走的规则,只通过手机屏幕的反光去窥探这座城市,在旁人看来,我和那些低头专注于手机的行人无异,除了我的屏幕始终是关闭的。当某样物体的反光图像大小与我的屏幕一样大时,我会将那一瞬间用相机保留下来。用这样的方式来记录整个旅程

这条规则削弱了艺术家的意图,但却激发了观众去思考屏幕上的图像与环境、手机和我们所生活的现实世界之间的关系。它展现的景色不是单向的,屏幕就像一条注解,补充着缺失的环境信息。

As an international student, I am trying to use my own way to touch and communicate with this foreign city, Chicago. I see the city through the reflection of my phone, and only take the picture when the size of objects‘ reflection just as the same size as my screen. 

 

This rule diminishes the artist's own intention but provokes the audience to think about the relationship between the images on the screen and the environment, the phone and the real world we are living in. It enables us to see not just from one side but to conceive the view both from back and front.

 

The second part of the project wants to show more information about how I position myself in this city. Based on the previous rule of capturing photos, doors become the subject matter of conveying my idea. These doors are from Federal Building, office building, Union Station, and the exit of the red line subway.

The third part of the project is discussing how people see an Asian girl with a selfie stick using the camera to take the picture of her phone screen. When people feel free to stare at me, I capture their faces through the reflection.

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