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b. 1963, works and lives in Shanghai
Video, pill boxes, steel, neon light, air mattress
Edition of 3

In the video part of the work, Shi Yong conveys the desire to pursue by imitating animals' behavior. Under the fantastic atmosphere created by neon lights, music, and image, the audience reaches the state of "flying". Imagination and expectation always make people excited. The state of "flying" is indulging in fantasy during the pursuit process, but not after. And it does indicate some potential danger. It's just like the pain of a man lying in bed and dreaming a good dream, suddenly he fell on the ground due to carelessness.

The medicine box and the neon lights make up a parabola. The concept of a parabola can express precisely the idea of this creation: it contains the process of rising and falling. In this work, Shi Yong emphasizes the rising part of it, making the potential danger invisible and more astonishing.

Detail pictures:

2023 WS Space

Related Exhibitions:
Radical Joy: 2000AD, Suplus Space, Wuhan 11.18, 2023 -03.04, 2024
I've Forgotten the Question, WS Gallery, Shanghai 04.18, 2023 -06.01, 2023
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Screening | Shi Yong, ShanghART Video Room Bldg. 8, West Bund, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai 01.20, 2018
20, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai 12.20, 2016 -02.20, 2017
Essential Matters-Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary Perili Kosk, Istanbul, Turkey 04.04, 2015 -08.30, 2015
All About the Bed, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 04.10, 2010 -06.20, 2010
Our Future, UCCA, Beijing 07.19, 2008 -10.12, 2008
The Heaven ּ The World, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.17, 2004 -10.22, 2004

UCCA Foundation

Related Texts:
You Can Fly Higher and Higher TEXT 2008


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