An artwork usually doesn’t give any exact meaning. Artist himself has owned his art without a defined essence and therefore, in turn, his artwork would not be constructed in the form of accurate meaning. (An accurate meaning would be defined as the same interpretation shared by every viewer on the seeing of this artwork.)
|NCS (b.1973) is a well know Myanmar contemporary artist. His paintings of Dreamscape and Nat+ have been the remarkable series in his art. Besides he have been doing with his performance art on the ground of his excitement; It looks like his strong brushstrokes. His first video art work titled as “Who is” was composed against the background of one Myanmar traditional pagoda festival’s night scene in 2004. But now, he is going to present Opera 1& 2 : the indoor snapshots taken in his own studio. In Opera 1, the contents would be a glass of water on a table, a hydrate tablet and a fish….etc. He said that his nervousness about what would be the continuation would be further transferred to the viewer through the video camera.
As it is his habit, in this show he has used accidentally a traditional radio tune as background music. He has no intention to give a definite meaning in his video show. He is just going to present a simple story in an oriental way. As I have said before, although this work would have no clear meaning, the viewer may sense it very uniquely in his mind.
In his Opera 2, the content would be the serial composition of divided pictures from his computer. The background music is an unknown machine’s gritty sounds. There would be two dreams in each time for 100 times. At the end of dream, there would be an awakening and going down the stairs and leaving from the Studio Square. That is all…I have asked him about the pictures. He said that the pictures were produced from his computer’s records taken during his previous shows. He opened the computer’s recent document file and the figures on the computer screen were photographed again.
His recent document file means that the recorded figures seen by his friends in the Studio Square’s computer. He opened this file again and took out the documented photos again. NCS said, “I display the previous events as in their reality.”
He would have been really busy with his thoughts. Also we would find our mind working after seeing his show. NCS has entered into this dream like circumstance for about 100 times at the speed of two dreams in each time During that time, on seeing of his pictures, we would be shared by the same situation but the thing sure is that we could sense well about what we dreamed only.
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