Room (3) Observ
Single-channel HD video, color, sound
15 min 37 sec
Yao Qingmei collaborated with a dancer she met in an improvised street dance group.The dancer’s silhouette differs from conventional masculine standards of beauty, revealinganother form of beauty in a relaxed posture. With extraordinary concentration and amysterious aura, he guides the spectator’s gaze into the hotel room. The LCD screen in theliving room reflects the mirrored interior, then the exterior. With backlighting, the dancer’ssilhouette moves from the window to the interior light source, eventually trapping his head inthe lampshade and maintaining this position for a long moment.