The Yellow Snake is Waiting

Tzu Huan LIN

Taiwan〡2017〡Exp〡19min〡Color, BW〡English〡English Subtitle

Referencing French thinkers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of “desiring machines, ” Tzu-huan LIN questions the autonomy of desire mechanisms through video that portraying life in eternity in The Yellow Snake is Waiting. LIN cites three classic allegories of desire—Chinese Emperor Qin Shihuang’s quest for eternal life, serpent in the Garden of Eden, and Medusa’s tale—and furthermore sheds light on how to free oneself from desires based on Zhuangzi’s philosophy of the Butterfly and the Fish.


Tzu Huan LIN

Tzu-Huan Lin was born in 1986 Taipei, Taiwan. Currently live and work in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited in New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Brussel and Taipei. He creates narrative videos. His work adapts to connect different events in a way of to depict the nature of art. Sometimes it´s poetic narrative work, sometimes he explores it through science theory and life experiences with a pseudo-documentary. He uses research method as stepping stone to study the subject, after digest the theory he interprets the idea with multiple threads together then shape the core idea gradually.