Very, Very, Tremendously

LIU Guangli

China〡2021〡Exp〡Color〡12 min〡English
✧ 2022 Clermont-Ferrand Digital art festival
✧ 2022 Prix Ars Electronica – Honorary Mention

Civilisation is a sewer. We think that garbage is the corpse of a commodity, because it loses its functionality, but we use a lot of 3d models of garbage in video games to decorate the virtual reality. We fill the volcano with residents’ excrement in the city simulation game, and let it erupt to flood the city, and we make a living by scavenging wastes on real garbage mountains, earning a few dollars per day. While we refer to crypto currency technology as a decentralized accounting method, we see that centralized capital uses it for asset appreciation. We, we, very, very, tremendously.

Director

LIU Guangli

LIU Guangli was born in 1990 in Lengshuijiang, China. He graduated from Le Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains in 2020. Passionate about image-making, He has developed an art practice around painting, video art, 3D animation, and virtual reality. His works attempt to question how the digital medium fits into contemporary storytelling and the reconstruction of our collective memory.

11.04 ㊄ 17:20〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
11.09 ㊂ 18:30〡台南新光影城 4 廳
同場放映:《蜃樓記》《As Time Goes By》《K 的房間》《你誰》
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不只是齊柏林式的俯瞰台灣,本作品從遠觀俯瞰鏡頭開始,以數位軟體、遊戲或檔案影像等方式,層層堆疊並賦予瑪格麗特畫作式的超現實空間切分。像是嘲諷又如褻玩般,批判西方/第一世界之消費主義乃至於近年的加密虛擬貨幣所造成的資源消耗、污染等環保議題。

Drawing on the threads of Virtual Currency and Digital Junk, VERY, VERY, TREMENDOUSLY seeks to discuss how the acts of production and consumption from the virtual world interact systematically with reality, whilst also mirrors how the “two realities” coexist in geopolitical conflict. The virtual, as a potential to be realised in the actual, is becoming a reality. Our attention is seized unawares towards being present and leads to generating an alternative reality. Behind the decentralised monetary system are centralized mining farms. The virtual objects that vanished out of the air in video games also, to an extent, shift our anxiety regarding the increasingly squeezed space of reality.

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