Single Channel Video, 12m 34s
Shen’s recent work, short films without spoken words, examines human nature, gravitating toward related subjects and the characters they convey. Training as a painter and immersion in East Asian arts stimulated his interest in metaphorical communication. He sees events and stories as waves carried on water: focus is on states they form, rather than plots they create. Every element in the video functions as a thread of a story, working as texts, performing, developing motions, speaking a thousand words.