Based upon my previous video performance IMPACT, I made, during my study in Taiwan, a new video performance: SLow. SLow is a performance that shows the defenseless human body surrounded by machines, systems, etc.
I noticed that in Taiwan, like in other Asian countries, there are strict rules people (have to) live by, and that these rules cannot be easily put aside.
Slowly but imperturbable the boy in the video follows his own path. Using an invisible electric tackle he drags himself in an even tempo through the Taiwanese urban landscape, marking in an entertaining and wondrous way the contrast between the route of the defenseless human body and the hectic world surrounding it.
A video by Karel van Laere