The work “In the Midst of” is an installation using painting, projection, and sound of the air flowing in the space. “In the midst of” has two main parts, A static blue line projection in the front, and a 5m x 5m painted black circle in the back. The work is presented in a complete darkroom, the only light source is from the projection. The duration of the work is ≥3mins, which is the minimum time for human eyes to adapt to darkness.
The darkness of “In the Midst of” can trigger instinctive fear in the audience. During the first 3 mins, there is an intense change in the physical perception of experiencing the lack of light, which eventually develops into synesthetical experience and a coming together of the senses. During the creating process, I experienced an enormous fear of lost and unknown. The feeling of being suspended somewhere and nothing would happen no matter what I did became a big part of developing the work. The process of accepting fear and continuously exploring eventually visualized my situation of somewhere or something “In the Midst of”.