Disappearing Landscape – Passing II 2011 is three-channel HD video installation by Taiwanese artist Yuan Goang-Ming. Yuan often draws on personal experience in creating his works, and this powerful installation reflects on the relationships and links between his own past, present and future.
This work was created at a time of great emotion in Yuan’s life, as his father passed away four months after his daughter was born. A meditation on time and memory, the film shows Yuan’s home and the surrounding landscape through continuous linear sequences, using the movement of the camera and shifting film speeds to evoke acts of seeing, feeling and remembering. The work builds on the contrast between the warmth of his family life – including the reconstruction of his late father’s study, his own apartment and the camphor tree in his garden – with unsettling scenes of the sea, speeding roads and the debris accumulated in abandoned neighbouring houses.
Disappearing Landscape – Passing II was shown in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7).