> Yuan Goang-Ming (taiw)
An empty amusement park on a cloudy afternoon emerges on the screen. A castle reminiscent of Disneyland looms in the background. The amusement park seems closed, trees swaying and advertising flags gently flowing in the wind, litter blowing and rolling on the ground, birds lingering in the air. The calm lasts for about a minute before the amusement park goes up in a sudden explosion.
A continuation of the “Dwelling” series (2014) that revolves around the concept of home, this work further delves into the perplexing state of the world today: the refugee crisis, ripple effects of the Cold War, the return of populism, the threat of imperialism and terrorism, and climate change. All this culminates in a picturesque world that calls to mind a massive theme park.