gekochter schnee / cooked snow

  • Author

    Zhu Xiaowen

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    video / experimental video

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  • Original title

    gekochter schnee

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Gekochter Schnee/ Cooked Snow illustrates limitations conveying accurate thought when speaking in a third language. It shows tableau spaced by text, beginning with a serene lake superimposed upon a woman’s torso, moving to a landscape with a fried egg sunset cooked on a buttered stomach. A narrative voice speaking a combination of German and gibberish explains that snow melts and a stomach needs to be shaved. During this descent into the inexplicable, distance is created as the meaning of the voice recedes further and further. The systemic return to disconnected text implies abstract meaning that attempts to convey sensations beyond the realm of language.

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