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Installation shots at Between Art Lab, Shanghai, China, 2016

 

 

Installation shots at Governors Island Art Fair 2016, Governors Island, NY, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Video Installation, 3D animation

 

Infinite loop / 2:14 minutes (Screening

version for The Drifting Stages 02)

 

"The Drifting Stages" is a series of 3D rendered images and animations resonates my experience living in the US. I first came to the US from China a decade ago, then began studying and working here. During the process, I have been moving about once a year. A constant relocation and the remote distance from my homeland and family brings a feeling of an ongoing instability, an increasingly obscure notion of home, and a strong sense of solitude, which relates to the title, The Drifting Stages.

The project contains a lot of collected objects, memories, and impressions. I consider some of them “unintentional collections”. It includes all the goods I had to gather every time when relocating, to fulfill the necessity of a so-called satisfying life, and they are convenient and overwhelming at the same time. I’m amazed by the repetitive proliferation of these “unintentional collections”. This passive on-going accumulation of material in real life is reflected in the methodology of the making of "The Drifting Stages", which randomly collected 3d models and objects are composed in the virtual space and being rendered as animations.

The outcomes of this depiction are always fragments of irrational structures, innocent but struggling characters, and grotesque props, accompanied with some cuteness and a note of pessimism. They are evidence not only of my continuous relocation, but also the alluring but overheated society. I come to a realization that perhaps the images of this series of artwork show our predicament of living in this over-speeding world where irrational results grow out of the supposedly rational system, and our constant failure of the attempt to escape from it.

“漂流舞台”
“漂流舞台”是一组实验三维动画作品。作品中包含我对于在移居美国之后所生活过的不同空间地记忆。我在十年前来到美国生活工作,而基本平均每年都需要重新安置我的住处(或工作地点)。越发模糊地对于“家”的概念、以及持续发生着地对于生活的不安定感都被深刻地嵌入了我的身体,并转化到我的作品。

在这些虚拟的场景里囊括了大量长时间收集起来物件、以及关于它们的记忆,其中包括很多在迁移时,为了满足所谓的“良好生活”所购入的消费品。我管它们叫做“无意识(或被动)的收藏品”。我对这“无意识的收藏”的增长速度感到惊讶,它们给予我一种既对立又并存的感受——它们让我感觉良好,也同时让我恐惧。这种现实生活中持续不断而且消极的物质积累恰好被反映在“漂流舞台”的创作方法中。在作品中,大量随机收集起来的3维建模被用于虚拟空间的构图,进而被渲染成三维动画。

这种创作方法所得到的结果总是一些疯狂且非理性地结构、天真而挣扎着的虚拟人物、以及大量奇异且荒诞不经地道具和物品。我认为他们都是可爱的,而同时又带有悲观主意色彩。它们不仅仅是我这些年来在一个我并不天生熟悉的国度所经历过的那些持续的搬迁的证据,它们可能也是一种揭示。它们揭示着在这个往往从理性的系统中产生出非理性结果的过热的世界中,我们每个人自身所面临的困境。然而我们至今所有意欲从这困境中逃离的尝试,全都以失败告终。

 
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