The concept behind the project is to reveal a pathetic truth that human beings are ruining the environment, but people are also too good at adaptation to realize that what they’ve done was sometimes irretrievable. The project will represent a very delightful but common future dining scene as an ironic way to exaggerate the unconsciousness of human being regarding environmental issues.
This installation is a digital portrayal of the artists and their continuous search for their sense of belonging. Both artists left their home country at a very young age, and the experience of constantly moving to a new city has led them to accustom to the feeling of not deeply rooted in any particular place. In this installation, the artists and the cities they have lived in are projected on the two leaves floating on the surface of the moving water. It uses the metaphor of “fu ping” (the mandarin for duckweeds), which are plants floating on the surface of still or slow-moving bodies of fresh water, as a symbol for the artists’ rootless feelings.
The concept of the installation originated from the artists’ personal experience. Having to acclimate to different environments and cultures in their early stage of life, the artists have constantly taken on new identities and are constantly looking for a place where they feel they belong. The hustling bustling videos of the cities in which the artists have lived are projected in the shape of their bodies, contrasting their projected lackadaisical movements on the leaves, to emphasize on their helplessness of the swift shifting of their environment. The floating leaves on the moving water are a symbol for “fu ping” (the mandarin for duckweeds), which the artists use as a metaphor for their sense of rootlessness.
The Washington Square Park Arch was originally built to commemorate this country's founding fathers on the Centennial Anniversary of Washington's Inauguration. What better way to commemorate the founding mothers and fathers of the LGBT Civil Rights movement than to redecorate the arch for their own half-centennial anniversary.
This Projection Mapping on a scale size brings to life the past 50 years of queer history that has happened around the Washington Square Park Arch.
It is a symbol that has been there through it all: from the early marches to STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), the rise of ACT UP, the birth of voguing, the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, the loss of Pulse nightclub, the current discrimination against transgender men and women, and now the 50th Anniversary of that iconic summer night when queer people of all kinds fought back against a society that would not accept them.
Chinese characters (language system) evolved in sync with Chinese people’s character and culture. This installation invites viewers to interact and understand the root of the written characters and an introduction to Chinese philosophy which is the foundation of the Chinese character. Also, there are 13 sculptures coming with this installation.
It sounds like audio social media posts placed in a mirror world (augmented reality), it is also a new way of storytelling. It could be considered as a site specific experience, only in certain place and by certain moves could you perceive the few minutes experience created by the previous users, people can feel how the “sound” creator was going through in that minute at that specific place by moving the way he/she moved.