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Lightyear1031 光年1031

錄像裝置 | Video installation | 2020




That’s one small step for mankind, One giant leap for species. 這是人類一小步 物種的一大步

複合媒材裝置 | Mixed media installation | 2020




It has been over half a century since human beings first landed on the moon when NASA announced the plan to return to the moon in 2024. The competition for survival and limitless desires have driven humanity to continuously experiment and progress. As one of the animal species, human beings have self-evolved through technology, and moved from a horizontal view, to an aerial view to a space view. Through this work, the artist attempts to study the resistance and evolution of species as well as the technology-induced mutation existing between species under extreme and transitional circumstances.

the installation brings together image of archaeopteryx, the Hasselblad used to photograph humanity’s first landing on the moon and the mechanical device of the pilot seat in the MiG-15, suggesting an evolution starting from stepping onto the stairway. In the pigeon house are documents displaying various species’ fight for survival and transitional transformation, such as marbled crayfish that has mutated to carry out parthenogenesis, pigeon photography used in reconnaissance, and archaeopteryx as a symbol for humanity’s transition from reptiles to birds, and finally, the space competition. In comparison to the archival images of the disused staff dormitory of the Central News Agency that the audience sees when climbing unto the spiral staircase on the plaza and the image of a crashed MiG 15 after its deflection to freedom showing on the plaza’s LED screen, every step of mankind is part of a quasi-utopian quest of “moon-landing,” a quest into a future that no human beings nor any other species could foresee.


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