Synthetic Reality

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video projection, soundtrack, translucency on lightbox

Go Beyond consists of a video projection and a light-boxed photograph. The photograph depicts the artist himself riding a bicycle in a Beijing suburb, and the video image shows the artist himself, naked, dropping from the sky, into various places in New York, followed by a pile of clothes and the bicycle, supposedly the same ones on the photograph. Cinematic vocabularies, especially those found in science-fiction films, are implemented across the mediums, between still picture, motion pictures and sounds, as well as in spatial terms, between here and there. Go Beyond implicates many autobiographical references of the artist and in the meantime fictionalizes his own experiences both of living in Beijing and New York.


Wang Gongxin - Biography / some other works