Liang Ban’s Surrealist Diary of a Pioneer in Multimedia
Why We Recommend it
With surrealist and humorous undertones, Liang Ban’s art raises questions about human civilisation and its connection to nature.
This exhibit features four works in multimedia, and strives to question conventional understandings of culture in which civilisation and nature are diametrically opposed.
Among the works is a video installation called Pirate Utopias that takes its title from American writer Peter Lamborn Wilson’s book, which comments on the weakness of free will. The installation features an LED television placed on a bed of white sand under an artificial palm tree.
Neon Wilderness: Nazca Lines is the largest installation in the show, directly referencing the Nazca Lines in Peru, which are a series of massive geoglyphs that were carved in the earth between 1,500 and 2,500 years ago, though some of which are popularly believed to have been made by aliens.