[Exhibition]this is not here|Xue Haoze
In our universe, from about 9,500BC to 8,500BC, Homo sapiens began the agricultural revolution and gradually embarked on what is known as the "road of rapid development". The agricultural revolution has made humankind more confident of being the Earth's overlord, but most individuals are no happier or happier for it. Since then, humankind has embarked on an unstoppable path of "unnatural" development.
Animation experiences the development of human history in a universe from the perspective of a balloon. The balloon passed through crucial points of fire, wheat, faith, technology, and so on. The balloon is a spectator, just like you and me on screen, and it doesn't change anything. A series of questions inspired the creation of the animation. Are men on the moon any greater than those who hunt for prey in the wilderness? Human beings in the 21st century have created countless possibilities, but have they become more possible? Human beings are always "striving,” but will tomorrow really be better? There is no answer in the animation, and no one knows. But sometimes, the question itself is the answer.
The inspiration for the animation came from Yuval Noah Harari: A Brief History of Humankind. Based on fictional stories, the animation attempts to explore problems that existed in our 'real' world. This work focuses more on "connection" than "expression" and should not be confused with our reality.
Xue Haoze is currently studying at the School of Visual Arts and living in New York City.
this is not here
TóngTongxī | Xue Haoze | Yin Hui
In the mist of morning dawn and the chirping sound of birds, land our sights on a white house named "THIS IS NOT HERE" in the English countryside. John Lennon was singing in front of a white piano glinting under the sunlight:
……Imagine all the people living life in peace （You…）You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one”I hope someday you'll join usand the world will be as one……
In this white space, John Lennon expressed his imagination about “love” and “freedom” through his music. Borrowing Lennon’s idea, this group exhibition “this is not here” showcases the art practices of three young artists, TongTongxi, Xue Haoze, and Yin hui in the early stages of their artistic careers. It creates space for viewers to imagine their future art practices.