In a world that is constantly changing,
where everything seems elusive,
I want to be in the here and now with you.
Followed gestures on a bed of warmth and comfort, placed in the isolated coldness of a completely white scenery, two bodies moving closely along with each other. Presence to Remember explores our physical existence in the digital modern world and the desire of looking, capturing, saving to preserve the memory. A work that started from a feeling of alienation and disembodiment towards herself and the other, being crushed and rushed by the capitalistic system that constantly focuses on the individual, Mar Fu Qi searched for new forms of intimacy. By scanning their bodies by going over each other's skin, she shines the light on the vulnerable yet powerful quality of togetherness in the physical space.
To save the moment, to stand still. To get closer again.
Slowly and quietly, in the moment, together.
Oh yeah sometimes I say bodies, when maybe I should say people
But I am scared of not being able to touch skin anymore
- Caspar Heinemann, Magic Work