Last Experimental Flying Object
Mixed media animation
Black & White, no sound, 7’23’’
Courtesy of Ye Linghan
The layered video Last Experimental Flying Object (2008) recurs to a sophisticated technology combining a digitally processed photographic image and watercolor animation. It deals with the irruption of a biological time into the “material” time of capitalism. The intrusion of uncanny, alien elements – whales, airships and submarines floating and flying across what looks like an abandoned factory – can induce a sudden revelation about the real essence of space, as through these invaders, new possibilities to occupy and interpret it arise, as from the juxtaposition of apparently incompatible worlds. At the same time it represent the possibility that space became immaterial, traversable from side to side.