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16.04.2009 18:00
#38
Safety Zone
The “Safety Zone”, an internet short film produced by Tan Gengxiong, together with his other artworks in recent years, based on the notion of space assigned to the allusive perimeters visually or conceptually to express his concerns of current human living condition and in cultural or philosophical enquiries.
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SAFETY ZONE. Internet film. 3:30
full screen (21 MB)
small version (12 MB)

Safety zone

Safety? The global economic integration, and the invasion of transnational capital and the financing has not improved the safety of the world, or brought to people with the commonly happy and peace feeling. In fact, the rapid development of cost-effectiveness incurs a large number of unemployment in our society. On this premise, the so-called prosperity of society is weak and vulnerable. It reflects the awkward reality of the current human living situation. People generally criticizing or questioning about the economic issues referring to "globalization", as what kind of hope or the “safe” zone for the survival of mankind it may bring? How far is it from us? The juvenile street riots and the rebellion social image in Greece tell people: the reality of our living condition today is not safe!

This short film uses the street-performance images on the zebra crossing in a temptation to comment on the connotations of "security zone".

Tan Genxiong


 
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22.04.2009 11:06
Comment by 曼丽 宁
作品难能可贵的观念,让制作大打了折扣。从当代艺术的角度来看,“安全”即是一个社会概念,又是一个空间概念。今天的“安全”是个泛空间理论,它可以量化,尤以互联网时代无孔不入的“非安全”因子的介入,所谓斑马线已成为广义上“安全”的象征。其呵护生命,保卫生命的功能已荡然无存。为什么?

人都在发疯,都在变形,都在二维化,都在不注意“安全”中让诸多的“斑马线”名存实亡,从而建设了一个殃及自我的“安全地带”,实在不安全。在影像的制作上,作者力求以简洁的平面语言来表述,但是三维的空间感不可掩饰的跃然眼前。音乐的选择上,摇滚固然可以,但音效的采用将会更好......

总之,“安全地带”是个立意很高的艺术作品。

29.05.2009 09:55
Comment by 至 声
完全同意以上论语