愛丁堡科學節 Edinburgh Science Festival, ECCI, 愛丁堡 Edinburgh, 英國 UK, 2020 (取消 cancelled)
非敘事短片 Non-narrative video, 4m25s
The video, with the lines of Lady Macbeth, shows the three metaphors of ‘washing’. First, it is a common act to remove dirtiness. Washing hands is also a behaviour that OCD patients usually do under the subconscious to confirm their body is absolutely clean.
Artwashing, the third association of the ideas, specifically refers to how art is used for dispossession, displacement and, ultimately, social cleansing. Although the extended meanings of washing are more abstract than the original act, the fundamental function of washing out dirt or stigma can still be regarded as the same.