Watching the watchers

Video installation

The project draws upon an Chinese proverb “螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后” which translates literally to “The mantis stalks the cicada, [unaware] the oriole is behind [it]”, which refers to being so focused on immediate details that one doesn’t notice the bigger picture of the surroundings and neglects the potentially greater danger.

The video installation attempts to question and challenge the established perceptions in terms of ways of seeing and perceiving that have been taken for granted.