Single channel video, Color, stereo sound
Edition of 7 + 2 AP
Instinctive sexual desire, which triggers the game of humanity and the system, from which is derived the state of dream. Uncertain Game is a video and sound installation which follows a person on a journey – one that sets out to fuel a primal urge but then transforms into a complicated moral and spiritual examination of humanity.
There is a grotesque game that takes place in the interior of a car; then a lone figure on an abandoned diving platform looks up at what appears to be another familiar performing figure swimming in the suspended water, then another figure floating on an unknown island. These images wander in the central figure’s imagination and consciously or unconsciously connect together to form an uncertain boundary. This kind of “in between” questions how we present our bodies and escape determinism. They also reconfigure the language of desire, anxiety and authority into a new fluid, hybrid structure.
Director: Yao Cong
Producer: Yao Cong
Production coordinator: Stephen Turner
Production designer: Yao Cong
Cinematographer: Yao Cong, Minyoung Kim
Casting: Lauri Sallantaus, Feng Zhixuan, Stephen Turner, Eric
Costume designer: Yao Cong, Wong Shasha, Chang Yin-Hsin
Make-up Artist: Josie Connell
Colorist: Alex Grigoras
Original Score: Freddy Mercer
Additional Music: Arthur Leadbetter
Special Thanks to:
Dan Boorman, Phil,
Lin Zilin, Youmee Hwang, Zhang Qianwen
Swindon Borough Council, Coate Water Park office
Gary Grainger, director of M&G AUTOS LTD
Sean Johnson, director of Johnson Picture Framing & Galleries
All rights reserved © Yao Cong
Selected Images and video
Uncertain Game (clip) from Yao Cong on Vimeo.