Goldfish, 2022, HD Video, 05:42
Wang Chen's video art Goldfish explores the psychological challenges faced by a woman embarking on the journey of motherhood through poetic visual language. In a world characterized by Sisyphean domestic tasks, as well as the repetitive routines of everyday life, the artist finds herself caught in a constant struggle between her responsibilities as a parent and her personal aspirations. Employing the symbolic representation of a goldfish living in a glass tank, the artist symbolizes the transformative phase of a woman's life, where she feels confined behind a transparent barrier that separates her from the authenticity of reality.