Bloody Beauty

血腥寶貝

By Su Hui-Yu
Bloody Beauty | video | 5’00” | 2009 (stills of the video)

Bloody Beauty | video | 5’00” | 2009 (stills of the video)

Bloody Beauty is a continuation of the 2007 work The Fabled Shoots. The primary difference being these works lean more toward an entertainment objective, taking less of lecturing or preachy attitude and aiming more to amuse or provoke. At  the same time, Bloody Beauty is different from my earlier works in being less overtly wacky, instead intending to draw in the viewer with extremely beautiful and moving imagery. Instead due to the spurting fake blood extant in cinematic gun battles, it slowly morphed into a sort of pure piece, turning these commonly used media techniques into a sort of one-off experience. In essence, these works all begin with a discussion of media and the human body but ultimately I hope they achieve another another sort of transcendent categorization.

「血腥寶貝」延續「槍下非亡魂」系列的類似主題,將好萊塢槍戰特效以特殊角度予以紀錄並表現。不同的是它朝向更加娛樂化或純粹化的目標邁進,少了說教、賣弄玩笑或者的挑釁的態度。同時它也跟我早期的作品有所不同,它沒有無厘頭的美學,反而是想以更美麗動人的畫面來吸引觀眾。此時因槍戰而榨出的假血,已經慢慢轉化成為一種純粹的物件,並將這些媒體的慣用手法轉向到另一種獨一無二的體驗。本質上而言,這件作品以討論「媒體與身體」為起點,而最終我希望它抵達另一個超越性的範疇。