The Spectacles Before Us Were Indeed Sublime 我们眼前的景观实为庄严

Overture 序曲

Overture 序曲 2019 - 2020

duration & dimension variable 时长尺寸可变

data visualization of VR user paths (in collaboration with Jonathan Carroll) 虚拟现实用户路径的数据可视化(与乔纳森·卡罗尔合作)

The Spectacles Before Us Were Indeed Sublime depicts a fictional voyage on a cruise ship named E.

Bending spacetime in a first-person narrative, the project uses cruise imagery as a speculative vantage point for reimagining the colonial past in the shared present, and gestures towards the cultural implications of maritime voyage as not only the starting point of modern global colonialism, but of segregated diaspora and migration more broadly. 

On the metaphysical level, Spectacles researches the ocean as an archetype of the unconscious that is in constant transmutation and translates the oceanic into tangible experiences channeling the planetary sensorium from a perspective that is towards an ontology of wave.

Related exhibition: filling the Klein bottle

《我们眼前的景观实为庄严》(“景观”)描述了在一艘名为E的游轮上的虚构航行。

“景观”以第一人称的叙事方式弯曲时空,利用游轮巡航的意象作为思辨的出发点,在共同的当下重新想象殖民主义的过去,并示意海上航行的文化含义不仅是现代全球殖民主义的起点,而且是更广泛的离散和迁徙的起点。

在形而上的层面,“景观”研究海洋作为不断嬗变的无意识的原型,从趋向波为本体论的角度,将“如海洋般的庞大和复杂”显化为有形的感官经验,以传感行星尺度的知觉。