A Dweller on Two Planets
New York, USA
Jun 29 – Jul 29, 2023
Opening: Jun 29, 6-8 pm
“A Dweller on Two Planets,” is curated by Alice, Nien-pu Ko featuring new and recent works in video and video installation by four East Asian and Southeast Asian woman artists: Ayoung Kim, Yin-Ju Chen, Sow Yee Au, and Su Yu Hsin.
“Inspired by the early science fiction novel, ‘A Dweller on Two Planets,’ by Frederick Spencer Olive, this exhibition suggests some possibilities for cultural engagement today. This story of time-traveling consciousness, revealed by an Eastern spirit, depicts imaginary submerged ancient civilizations that have developed futuristic technology and scientific discoveries, including holograph-like art works and interplanetary cohabitation. This fictional story discloses a vision of human existence in the future, where the co-existence between East and West extends into outer space. Taking these speculations as a starting point, this exhibition links four media artists based in Asia. Together, their recent works explore cultural interference, remixing historical events and colonial legacy in order to develop an alternative narrative that suggests a mode of planetary thinking with regards to immigration, futurism, and nature.”