Born 1980, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Lives and works in Hsinchu

Short-sighted and averse to wearing glasses, Huang Po-Chih adopted the digital scanner as a “paintbrush” because it sees things the way he does: sharp up close, blurry as they move away. After the end of a love affair and the death of a loved one, he made thousands of scans of flowers, pressing and rolling and sweeping them across the glass. Then he painstakingly retouched and assembled them into Flov”er 2006 (2006), a stop-frame animation that is part waltz, part funeral wreath.

(Photo: GQ Taiwan)

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