Yuan Goang-Ming

Yuan Goang-Ming | TW

Tomorrowland, 2018

video installation
Video, 4'46", Loop

Amusement parks promise thrills, adventures, and utopian dream worlds, offering little escapes from the everyday routine for anyone and everyone. In his video work Tomorrowland, Goang-Ming evokes memories of these enchanted places but also gives us a completely unexpected shock: Without warning, his amusement park explodes with a loud bang. But fortunately, the laws of fairground illusion still apply, and as soon as our pulse calms down and the smoke clears, the detailed model rebuilds itself as if by magic.

*1965 in Taipeh/TW, lives and works there

Gregor Graf Martine Gutierrez