Single channel video, 11mins 41 seconds
Documentations of the installation and performances at Communitism
IOU, a video installation with peformaces at Communitism, Athens, 2021.
Performance length: 10-15mins
IOU is an experimental project in collaboration with an artist Markella Ksilogiannopoulou and a theatre director Shimin Ji, realised during our residencies in Athens. The installation included a video projected on the wall, a fire pit burning lavender, a diagram drawn on the ground, with candles and objects lying around, and a live performance.
IOU attempts to tell a story of an unknown species which relies on human's fear to survive. Due to their lack of physical strength, they resort to using their psychic powers to project images onto human minds based on their subconscious fear. The live performance presents the feeding ritual of this species, performed by Qianlin and Shimin, transforming human fear through the objects they attached to into different energies. While Markella represents a sexy middlewoman, who tricked people into joining the ritual. IOU is the metamorphosis of the totem by this species.
Conceptual leading: Qianlin Wang; Costume design: Markella Ksilogiannopoulou; Video Editing: Qianlin Wang; Logistics: Shimin Ji; Performing: Qianlin Wang, Shimin Ji, Markella Ksilogiannopoulou; Video shooting: Markella Ksilogiannopoulou.