September 30, 2019

How to archive the feeling of nothingness?

Pin-Erh Chen, 26

Everyday is a practice
Feeling nothing, keep walking

There are always voids in landscape
There is always space for me to feel

I felt nothing.
What did I feel when I felt nothing?

Actually it’s not nothing.
the banal thoughts that came into my head
the trivial things that happened to me
the repetitive steps that I walked
that’s what I felt

It is beautiful but it is not somewhere that I belong to

How do I archive the landscape making me feel nothing?
How do I archive the feeling of nothingness?

In awe of the landscape, a process of self-questioning meant I felt nothing.
I forced myself to feel, to sense, to connect with the landscape, and I failed. But its banal thoughts, trivial things and repetitive steps are not nothing, they are archived here.

How do I archive the feeling of nothingness?, 2019Fabric, thread, hair, paper10x540cm / 24x60cm