She Ate the Face

By Su Hui-yu
She Ate The Face |  video | 15’00” | 2010  (stills of the video)

She Ate The Face | video | 15’00” | 2010 (stills of the video)

“She Ate The Face” was about food, sex, subconscious and dreams. The artist patched up fragments of his dreams, among them there was a nice looking woman, and stewed pork the artist always loved. With these sources Su Hui-Yu created a video of a naked woman eating a pig head that was opposite to the stereotypic images of nice looking woman loving gourmet, instead, the video presented humankind’s primitive desires of devouring-desires swallow one another. This artwork, however eccentric, projected the truthful human mindset and the collective subconscious regarding dream/ reality and desires/ food.

這是一個關於食物、性別與潛意識相關的夢境與作品。原始概念來自於藝術家夢境的片段場景,其中有著面貌姣好的女生,也有他喜歡吃的滷豬肉,依循夢的線索,藝術家創作出女子裸身吃食豬頭的影片。原本應該是文明社會裡,男性眼中美女與美食間的美好關係,只是夢境中呈現的卻是赤裸與原始慾望間的相互對應和吞噬,看似一反常態,但卻是內心的真實投射,藉此探索夢境/真實、慾望/飲食間的集體潛意識。