In my mind, there are plenty of wonderful images which I yearn for all the time. The perfection yet un-attainability of these wonderful images turn the idea of wonderfulness into an ideal.
I ask 50 friends about the wonderful image in their minds. I find out that people are still pursuing the possibility of the wonderfulness. It may be the nostalgia of the wonderful experiences in the past. It may be a craving for an ideal state either in the future or in imagination. By reproducing the circumstances or playing the role, I attempt to achieve the wonderfulness and interpret others’ wonderfulness from my viewpoint. I create several wonderful stories even by self-performing the interviewee, tinted with my personal imagination to a certain degree. The reproduced wonderfulness, as such, may diverge from their expectation, revealing the discrepancy between reality and imagination. Perhaps, the wonderfulness can only exist in imagination.
The wonderfulness is conveyed, received, subjectively comprehended, and then interpreted. Hundreds of the wonderful images that I gather are re-presented and re-narrated through images, writings, and installation art. With the interweaving of reality and ideality, this project attempts to form various emotional projections and perception from the audiences.
This way to fulfill the wonderfulness imperceptibly enlarges the distance between itself and reality. However, such act also represents the desire for wonderfulness in concrete and real-life experiences. It makes this desire a real, authentic feel and experience. Even though the reality is not always about one’s wish fulfilled, the slight individual desire is still positive and wonderful in a world that incessantly moves forward anyway.