If you descend at precisely the correct speed and trajectory, it is possible to elude gravity. That Newtonian force, which constantly draws everything to everything, can be momentarily overcome. Floating freely amidst this parabolic arc, conflicting emotions arise. Bliss, perhaps. Certainly some form of liberation. Freedom from the laws of physics. Freedom from our fellow man. Detachment, isolation, loneliness; the flip-side of the same coin. All in all, it is the unbearable lightness of being. The thrills and fears of solitude, my ascent in adagio.
MEDIA Laser projection
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
CREDITS Zhang Wang Yang 张汪洋 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (art direction & video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (artwork documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant) • Cecilia Garcia (video assistant) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • David Keohane (laser animation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)