Escape to Earth: 100 Ways of Surviving on Earth

 

2016

animation video,

35 cm diameter round monitor,

digital screen,

20 min

 

<Escape to Earth: 100 Ways of Surviving on Earth> is an animation installation presenting human survival methods for users before their escaping to earth. The animation video contains 100 pieces of instructive animations, briefly short. To expand the realm of reality, each piece focuses on one handy object on earth from a certain perspective, showing how to create a surviving condition by the object. The video will be played by several round monitors hung downfacing and distributed in the museum. With the concept of museum as stage, the viewers have to act upfacing to watch the video; this behavior meanwhile makes them look like plants absorbing sunlight/ using a survival method.

 

The artist combines human-produced objects with fictional instructions to create the survival methods seeming real but fictional. The artist perceives each piece of animation/ fictional survival method as a key word; key words are contextually connected with and annotate each other; they are also like the sections cut from the timely process where humans are entering the unknown future.

 

Practicing “museum as stage”, the exhibiting artworks are randomly distributed; the showcase seeks for an out-of-control state and unaware lag in communication networks among artworks, viewers, and the museum. On the other hand, the showcase points out the neuroticism in modern society, forced growth and being-displayed experiences of modern people through his intentional absurd misinterpretation of objects and contexts.

 

 

<逃生至地球:100種在地球上的生存方法>是一件向即將要逃生至地球的使用者,介紹地球生存方法的動畫裝置。動畫內容以100段簡短迅速的說明式動畫組成,每段動畫針對基本生存的各種面向,介紹如何使用地球上隨手可得的物件,製造各種在地球上生存的條件。動畫以數個圓形螢幕播放,以整個美術館為舞台,螢幕朝下地懸掛在美術館中各個場域,觀者必須抬頭凝視,如植物般吸收陽光/生存方法。

 

張騰遠將人類生產的物件和虛構的使用方式結合,形成真實與虛構之間相互交涉的生存方法,張騰遠認為,每一段動畫/虛構的生存方法,就像是一個關鍵字,關鍵字與關鍵字之間,互相鏈結與註解,反射交織出人類邁向未知未來的過程切片。

 

此次作品以整個美術館為舞台,將作品散置在各地,作品與觀者、觀者與觀者、觀者與美術館、美術館與作品之間,尋求某種失控和落差式的溝通,並也透過荒謬的刻意誤解,蒸餾出當代人類神經質的感知,被展示、被迫生長的行為。