Galaxy Equivalent Parallel Objects, 2019
银河相当的平行物 (2019)

mixed media, projection screen, custom made blanket, artificial grasses,
HD video (color, sound, 27min)

Galaxy Equivalent Parallel Objects (excerpts), 2019



installation view


installation view


still image from Galaxy Equivalent Parallel Objects, 2019


still image from Galaxy Equivalent Parallel Objects, 2019


Galaxy equivalent parallel objects is a fictional autobiographical film about the artist's artistic concepts, childhood anecdotes, and online identity construction strategies. This work explores the contemporary narrative influenced by mobile technology, that restored the viewing experience of people browsing short-video social media through continuous visual and audio stimulation and ever-changing content editing. Self-portraits from different social media filters, found footage from Kwai, consumer product advertisements, vintage animation loops, and dictated family history are collaged in the film, to challenge people’s ability to read complex information.

Inspired by the article Movies and Objects—Is There an Object-Oriented Film Theory? (电影与物——是否存在一种以物为导向的电影理论?) , this widescreen film exams the decentralized creation method and the unconscious montage. By offering the ostensible intellectual questions and irrelevant answers, the dialogue raises questions about how we build connections among disordered footages, and how short-video social media algorithms imperceptibly shaped our way of watching.

《银河相当的平行物》是一部虚构的自传体电影,讲述了关于艺术家的艺术观念、童年趣事和在线身份构建策略。该作品探讨了受移动技术影响的当代叙事,通过连续的视听刺激和不断变化的内容编辑,还原了人们浏览短视频社交媒体时的观看体验。不同社交媒体滤镜下的自画像、快手素材、消费品广告、复古动画片段、口述家族史等元素被拼贴在影片中,以挑战人们阅读复杂信息的能力。

受到文章《电影与物——是否存在一种以物为导向的电影理论?》的启发,这部宽银幕电影探讨了去中心化的创作方法和无意识蒙太奇。通过预设的故作高深的学术问题和无关紧要的答案,影片中的对话提出了关于我们如何在无序的镜头中建立联系的问题,以及短视频社交媒体算法如何潜移默化地塑造了我们的观看方式?











Mark