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Yu Xin , Uncanny Portrait, 2017; 3 channel video, running time 1:28; Courtesy of the Artist

Yu Xin , Uncanny Portrait, 2017; 3 channel video, running time 1:28; Courtesy of the Artist

This piece is an extension of my "snail face" piece from the “Mutualism” series.  I tried to use the human body as a material, trying to imitate the slow movement of the snail. I am trying to break the behavioral habits that I established during my past lifelong period.  I'm trying to question the differences between human and non-human creatures, trying to eliminate the boundary between human and animal. In the videos “Uncanny Portrait”, I re-animate animals dried to be used in Chinese medicine to move again slowly, as I trained my body as animal to move.