Philosophy in A.D. 2019

Yiwen Tu - United States of America

In some Land Art projects, artists use the extinction of their artworks to convey a message. After the artifacts are destroyed, people rely on the documentation of the artifacts and the performance of destruction to revive the project. While the sculpture depicts the diversity, wisdom, and aspiration of the philosophies in the period of Warring Kingdoms, the fire consuming the artifact communicates destruction of these ideas.The burnt sculpture became a metaphor for the extinct ideology and a reference toward further revival. In A.D. 2019, traditional philosophies no longer exert their influence, and the power that created so much inspiration and progress in social development has been absent (extinct) for a long time.

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Video - Short Film

Created on 6 April 2019

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