【BACA Exhibition】内在的自由 this is not here
佟嘻嘻 | 薛昊泽 | 殷晖
this is not here
TóngTongxī | Xue Haoze | Yin Hui
In our universe, from about 9,500BC to 8,500BC, Homo sapiens began the agricultural revolution and gradually embarked on what is known as the "road of rapid development". The agricultural revolution has made humankind more confident of being the Earth's overlord, but most individuals are no happier or happier for it. Since then, humankind has embarked on an unstoppable path of "unnatural" development.
Animation experiences the development of human history in a universe from the perspective of a balloon. The balloon passed through crucial points of fire, wheat, faith, technology, and so on. The balloon is a spectator, just like you and me on screen, and it doesn't change anything. A series of questions inspired the creation of the animation. Are men on the moon any greater than those who hunt for prey in the wilderness? Human beings in the 21st century have created countless possibilities, but have they become more possible? Human beings are always "striving,” but will tomorrow really be better? There is no answer in the animation, and no one knows. But sometimes, the question itself is the answer.
The inspiration for the animation came from Yuval Noah Harari: A Brief History of Humankind. Based on fictional stories, the animation attempts to explore problems that existed in our 'real' world. This work focuses more on "connection" than "expression" and should not be confused with our reality.
薛昊泽 Xue Haoze
Xue Haoze is currently studying at the School of Visual Arts and living in New York City.
My Body, My Choice
No UTERUS, NO RIGHTS.
综合材料装置 Mixed Material Installation
系列中的同名绘画作品《My Body，My Choice》在创作之前，我做了一个行为艺术，在街头和小区门口进行，模拟孕妇的体态把自己置入了真空压缩袋中，有人协助我把压缩袋的空气抽干，我体会到了窒息的感受，什么声音也不到，除了自己的心跳。我当时是希望能得到与孕妇一样接触到分娩一刻的与死亡交界的体验，在街头实验是首先是想让自己感受真实的来自大众的审视的压力，和宣泄社会部分群体把女性当作“商品”和“工具”这个态度的愤怒，最后我把这个我截取了我在做行为记录中的我的轮廓，制作了3D的形象成为了这个数字版化系列我创造的简化角色，在窒息时刻中闪现了无数的幻觉。
My Body, My Choice
数字版画 Digital Print
This project My Body, My Choice was initiated in May 2019 when several US states had passed laws that ban abortion (Appendix: May 7, 2019, the "Heartbeat Bill" HB481 signed by the Governor of Georgia). The name of this series came from protest slogans of women fighting for their rights on the streets all over the world after the bill was promulgated. This series includes mixed material installations, garments, and digital prints.
Before the digital prints My Body, My Choice were made, I did a performance on the street. Letting myself in a compressed vacuum bag in a pregnant woman's posture, I experienced suffocation. Hearing nothing but my heartbeats, I was hoping to get the near-death experience of giving birth. Experimenting on the street was my attempt to feel the pressure from the public’s gaze and abreact my anger to the way how some parts of the society treat women as “commodities” and “tools”. At last, turning my figure from the performance to a simplified 3D character, I did digital prints to portray the countless illusions that occurred during the suffocation.
Graduated from Luxun Art Institution.
Currently studies at Central Saint Martins in the UK.
Huashengyuan Golden Cake Dream Kingdom is a popular theme amusement park in Chongqing，China and also on social media. It is well known because of the MV "Magic Castle" of a famous Chinses idol group TFBOYS. It also serves as a local wedding shooting location and sightseeing with the theme of "Dream Castle" and "Fairy Tale". As one of the research samples of Chinese local amusement parks, there are a large number of novel wild landscapes in such amusement parks. Blend architecture, rough imitation, and mixed styles with Chinese and Western, full of impulsive and naive imaginations of a good life, but using an extremely savage and free way to realize. Although this kind of landscape is not fresh to the public today, it is necessary and interesting for me to conduct aesthetic research on this wild landscape. I don't want to be a porter of the landscape or reappearing the landscape with a curious attitude from reality, but try to extract nutrients from it, and reorganize and deconstruct the image of this kind of landscape in its own unique visual way.
殷 晖 Yin Hui
Graduated from the Experimental Art Institute of Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts with a master's degree in 2020.
Currently lives and works in Chongqin.
BACA 艺术中心 | 旮旯空间
BACA Art Centre | Nook Gallery