Angie Eng

Our Leftovers

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Our leftovers,2013
Beijing artist in residence
ink on rice paper, video

Temporary infinite would be the word I would use to describe China today. Slow decay besides accelerated construction. The cheap cost of no control will be left for everyone to pay tomorrow.

‘Our Leftovers’  is a series of  ink paintings with projected video about pollution. Chinese ink is applied onto rice paper using the bottom of flip-flop sandals instead of brushes. Video clips I shot bird’s eye view of public squares around the world are mapped onto the paintings.  This series combines ephemeral video with the permanence of ink on paper. Painting with video becomes a temporary experience. Human shadows glide through a landscape made of shoe prints. Our permanence is our trash, our pollution, our excessive waste we replenish and leave behind  all over the world.