I was surrounded by a plethora of stuffs. Everything in my daily life became easy, convenient and accelerating. I had instant food ready for microwave. I had temper-tech cloth for winter and summer. I lived in a standard concrete cube, watched TV, and surfed the internet. My time and space were squeezed and twisted by kinds of transportations. My living style had been totally changed in the past ten years. However billions of people, just like me, felt nothing about this change. It seemed that we were stopped by something and did not know what to do and where to go. I might be stripped from where I belonged by the repeats and repeats of normal lives. My life was like floating in on-person-galaxy. In this zero-gravity state, I clicked a contemporary legend on line：
“I’ve been through incarnations for many times. I remember once I was in a pre-history era where technology was highly-developed, far beyond the technology today. Many things which are considered impossible now were totally normal that time. The technology development was so aggressive that the people there wanted to create a moon to light up earth, which has wanes so as to enrich the night sceneries. And I was an engineer in that era, involved in the invention of moon. I remember that the moon was hollowed inside filled with lots of precision instrument and machinery, also the delicate gear sets. They are way more complicated than the technology today. The machines invented are able to maintain the regular revolution of moon to earth, and they used a highly-condensed energy to ensure the moon’s rotation and revolution so moon can work until now.”
In the legend, moon was told to be shut into the space by ancient technology. I was totally attracted to this legend and nearly believe it. However this kind of techno-mania legend has to be built on another dimension which is different from ours. The uncertainties of incarnations linked ultimate space technology and art – building giant sphere – moon. Perhaps, the combination of two impossible stories depicts our current moments, and this is also the reason why this kind of legends so fascinating. Persons, like me, in this contemporary world cannot control and predict the developing technology due to the isolation to their surroundings. Then I lose the ability of romantic imagination. I am besieged by the 3C products and the accelerating daily lives. I am like to be floating in the universe without gravity, as if I left the earth.
The disposable internet legend is a start. “Outer Space and Moon Series” is trying to build an installation where you can wander in the normal daily life and outer space, an imaginary installation which expends from the isolation of contemporary life.