In The Two-dimensional Field of Retrospective Future

  • In The Two-dimensional Field of Retrospective Future

  • Artist: Yi Xin Tong
  • Year: 2011
  • Duration: 2:24
  • Country: Canada
  • Four images taken from a publication on the learning of navigation by compass and maps from 1953 were slightly manipulated and rendered into a video. The original non-persecetival dotted lines superimposed onto the photographs, animated in the video and further examined in the sculpture, are almost a stark metaphor for our acknowledgment of the tie between human and land, including the artistic interest in landscape. With a light touch of sci-fi, especially the sense of "past tense futuristic", a frustration or helplessness or calm towards the understanding of our bond with land and the relentless elapse of time seems naturally acceptable.
    Video Projection, cotton paper, fir, Fresnel

  • Accession #: 5066
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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