As the subject of many surrealist paintings, sky, sea and shore lie between abstraction and concreteness. Their concreteness exists in their own materiality, and their abstractness lies in the purity of their physical space. All along, the reconstruction of the relationship among the sky, the sea and the shore has resulted in a series of pure surrealist works.
We expect to conduct a space experiment through the installation art of Xiyong exhibition, and explore the space-time paradox of “there and shore”.
There is one there without shore, there is one shore without there, “there and shore” is a combination destined to separate. “There and shore” exists in two parallel spaces.
The meaning of the existence of “there” is to keep watch to the “shore”, and vice versa. The other side of the beautiful love story is like many ordinary moments in reality: leave for return, give up in order to get, a thousand words are relatively silent. Only art can save us from the irreversible whirlpool of life and turn the impossible into the possible.
Our spatial experiments do not define the future of individuals, nor do they predict the trend of the whole. Instead, we only set a field that allows viewers to reflect on their past, present and future in inverted, abstract space-time. We strive to shape the uniqueness of space and the unforgettable moments.
The only space that makes people cherish is the space that confronts the busy and impetuous daily life, confronts the commodity society, confronts the one side of thousand cities, confronts the audio-visual confusion that is covered by the excessive orientation. People need not so much, people are more eager to talk with the soul of the space.
The art installations of our environment make architecture invisible.
The relationship between environment, space and people is reconstructed. People’s perception deviates from the original dimension and frame of reference, and the space becomes familiar and strange. The relationship between man and the environment is reinterpreted in a critical light. What is the self? What is the space of self existence?
Concave mirror can invert the image, in the process of people close to the work, the order of the sky – shore – sea is inverted.
The concave mirror of this device is located at the horizon, and the sky is presented in the concave image close at hand. Under the constant reflection and refraction, the relationship between man and sky, shore and sea becomes mysterious – when man moves around the elongated concave mirror, he seems to be immersed in the endless sky.Location: Xicong, ShenzhenTime: Dec 2019Design: Atelier Alter ArchitectsArtist: Yingfan Zhang, Xiaojun BuTeam: Zhenwei Li, Li Jiang, Chunbiao Cao , Yalan Qin, Lanyue Sheng , Jing YeManufacture & Install: Fengzhiyu SculpturePhoto Copyright: Atelier Alter Architects.