ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

You Can Fly Higher
SHI YONG 施勇
2002
Single-channel video
Edition of 3
SYU031

In the video part of the work, Shi Yong conveys the desire for pursuing by imitating animals' behavior. Under the fantastic atmosphere created by neon lights, music and image, the audience  reach the state of "flying". Imagination and expectation always make people excited. The state of "flying" is indulging in fantasy during the pursing process, but not after. And it does indicate some potential danger. It's just like the pain that a man lying in bed and dreaming a good dream, suddenly he fell on the ground due to carelessness.

The medicine box and the neon lights make up a parabola. The concept of parabola can express exactly the idea of this creation: it contains the process of rising and falling. In this work, Shi Yong emphasizes the rising part of it, making the potential danger invisible and more astonishing.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Screening | Shi Yong ShanghART Video Room Bldg. 8, West Bund, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai 01.20, 2018
20 Fosun Foundation, Shanghai 12.20, 2016 -02.20, 2017
Essential Matters-Moving Images from China Borusan Contemporary Perili Kosk, Istanbul, Turkey 04.04, 2015 -08.30, 2015
All About the Bed ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 04.10, 2010 -06.20, 2010
Our Future Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing 07.19, 2008 -10.12, 2008
The Heaven ּ The World ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.17, 2004 -10.22, 2004


Collections
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation


Related Texts:
You Can Fly Higher and Higher TEXT 2008