The Future of Now?
How do we see things? How do we see the present and the future?
How do we imagine things? How do we imagine the past and the future?
If we fast forward the time to the future of the future, how will everything in the present be interpreted and defined?
TU Wei-Cheng has been creating this Bunum Civilization with cement, gypsum, earth, and artificial stone since 2000. BUNUM consists of 6 artificial hand-made square stones, carved in the shapes of calculator, mobile phone, mouse, card readers, video game handles, and other technological objects. The stone surfaces were engraved with garbled text converted from the photo, which deliberately made them seem incomplete, dusty, and worn just as how historical relics are when excavated. This piece is based on TU Wei-Cheng’s observation of information civilization and life, these objects resembling artifacts that can control the virtual world.