Heroine: Searching for White Rose 義女：尋找白玫瑰 Windshield and Single-channel video ( 9'16" ) / 擋風玻璃、 單頻道錄像 ( 9分16秒 ) Size Variable / 視場地尺寸而定 2014 ＞＞video ( Installation view of Now is Nowhere in IT PARK, Taipei, 2014 )
The motorcycle drag racers that used to roam the streets of Taiwan in the 80’s created a certain spirit of the time through the production of legends. If a drag racer could ambiguously stand for the virtue of loyalty and reasoning, one could not fail to identify the story of the teenage racer by the name of “White Rose” at the time: she triumphed over the male racers in every single game back then. A sense of exile and sorrow transformed her persona into a source image for artistic adaptation. Heroine: Searching for White Rose pays homage to White Rose through the tale of a young woman, A-Li, who is also fond of racing. The video shows the process of testing a ride, in which A-Li accelerated in preparation for a drift. The lines of a koi fish that was tattooed onto A-Li’s back when she was 16 reflect the tire tracks like traces on a map. Clouds of red dust are blown from the dirt path over and over again in slow motion. An anthropological file of imageries is revealed through machinery, momentum, and modern day motif.