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Glimpse: a grain of truth
Brainwave sensor, lighting control system, painting, music
7 x 6 x 4 m; 23 x 20 x 13 ft (Width x Length x Height)
2018

Through an EEG headset, the viewer illuminates the room with light of different colors. Accordingly, the figures in the color-coded paintings seem to emerge from the dark silhouettes in the pale blue moonlight and then disappear into the dilapidated house and landfill.

The paintings concern the contemporary throwaway culture and the power dynamics embedded in trash problems. Garbage is a mirror on our society, indicating the patterns of our consumption patterns and generational differences. What some people discard, others need to survive. Once the world’s largest importer of “foreign trash,” China has boosted its manufacturing sector at the cost of environmental problems, revealing social inequalities between classes and countries. This work envisions the earth turning into a wasteland, calling attention to the tradeoff of modernity.

浮光掠影 II
脑电波采集器,灯光控制系统,绘画,音乐
7 x 6 x 4 m; 23 x 20 x 13 ft (宽 x 长 x 高)
2018

观众通过佩戴捕捉脑电波的EEG头环,在不同的心境下改变灯光的颜色。幽蓝的光线照亮了画面中无边的沙漠,随着光线变幻交替,画中人物看起来时而从黑色剪影中浮现出来,时而隐没在一片废墟和垃圾之中。

绘画的题材探讨了当代商品社会中的快消文化,以及垃圾问题所隐含的权力关系。垃圾就像一面镜子,映射出人们的消费方式和时代变迁,某人丢弃的废品可能是别人的谋生之物。中国作为曾经世界最大的垃圾进口国,在提升制造业的同时面临着不可逆的环境问题,这也揭示了不同阶级和国家之间的差距。该作品构建了一个荒凉的未来景观,侧面反映出现代化的代价。

中文版视频链接:https://v.qq.com/x/page/y0815e1nki2.html