Synthetic Reality

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single channel video projection

Chen Shaoxiong showed various clips of manipulated video images named Windows 2002, clearly meant as mimicry of Microsoft products. The video images show different scenes of airplanes crashing into high-rise buildings, and yet none of them cause devastation. The airplanes metamorphose into something else as they approach buildings, or the buildings reshape themselves to avoid the collisions. It is to propose various means of maneuvering against terrorism, as the artist has stated. That said, it would be more appropriate to consider the piece as an irony directed against the media sensationalism that is a predominant constituent of our synthetic reality.


Chen Shaoxiong - Biography / some other works