Which is the place of the concept of “subconscious” in your art? Could you map it?
Maybe “spontaneous” is more accurate than “subconscious”, from 2007 to 2014, we kept shooting photos for each other spontaneously. In 2014, we began shooting self portrait and group photo consciously to try to explore oneself and the relationship, meanwhile, we began collecting photos from 2007 to 2014. We knew more about ourselves through these photos. Finally they became the work Me and Me.
Nudity as allusion, as a fragment rather than a whole, sublimated rather than explicit? How do you define your approach to nudity?
Wenjun: Nudity for me is a natural and relaxed thing between Yanmei and me, though I still feel shy when show to others and feel stimulated when see others’ nudity. For more, I think nudity of the heart is more important than nudity of the body when I would like to explore myself, and we born with the nudity.
Yanmei: I think nudity just a part in our life. We can’t avoid it. I just want to have a look at me and record the comfortable moment with Wenjun at that time.
Walter Kendrick talked about our visual era in terms of “a post-pornographic” one ?Do you think your photographs are part of it?
Wenjun: I don’t know much about Walter Kendrick and post-pornographic era. In the work Me and Me, I focus on having a look at myself and the relationship, some of these parts include nudity, sex and pornography. For me, they are more explicit than imaginative in the work.
Yanmei: I have a similar answer. I think I can know more about myself and relationship through the work Me and Me. And it did. My work focus on self-awareness, intimate relationship and change.