Home: Lesson One

家︰第一課

Home: Lesson one
“Home: Lesson One” revealed how the idea of home was being reshaped by the current waves of development in China. The work was a sound clip of a computer synthesized voice pronouncing text extracted from property adverts collected while I lived in Beijing. Listening to these thousands of words, one learned a new concept of the so-called “ideal home” in Beijing – its prices, resale values, locations, and proximity to schools and transport. How were these new ideas shaping the future of China? Perhaps it was a compulsory lesson for the young generations in the new society.

“家︰第一課”反映了當下中國的發展浪潮如何重塑家的理念。作品以合成電腦聲音讀出我在北京生活時收集的樓盤廣告語,從中了解一個所謂「理想家」的概念︰價位、升值能力、位置、名校網和交通等。這些「家」的新概念如何影響中國的未來?可能是新世代在新社會的一堂必修課。

Sound Installation
Dimension variable
2011