The Furthermost Imaginable

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  • The Furthermost Imaginable

  • Artist: Yi Xin Tong
  • Year: 2010
  • Duration: 52:27
  • Country: Canada
  • The project was started with the research of the word “end”. One of its meanings struck me--the furthermost imaginable place or point. I immediately though of a highly abstracted Chinese phrase that has been used throughout history in classical poetries which literally translates as “the edge of sky.”
    The whole image in this video is utopian and romantic but also somewhat absurd. Hot air ballooning is an activity that reflects the human being’s aspiration of exploring the world, and it as associations of pursuing the Sun (truth) or flying to the heavens. However, the balloon’s perpetually extremely colourful appearance, its gigantic size, and its inability of precisely controlling its own movement make it a highly absurd object too.

  • Accession #: 4087
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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