A Dweller on Two Planets
Microscope Gallery, New York
2023.06.29 - 2023.07.29
Inspired by the early science fiction novel, ‘A Dweller on Two Planets,’ by Frederick Spencer Olive, this exhibition suggests some possibilities for cultural engagement today. This story of time-traveling consciousness, revealed by an Eastern spirit, depicts imaginary submerged ancient civilizations that have developed futuristic technology and scientific discoveries, including holograph-like artworks and interplanetary cohabitation. This fictional story discloses a vision of human existence in the future, where the co-existence between East and West extends into outer space. Taking these speculations as a starting point, this exhibition links four media artists based in Asia. Together, their recent works explore cultural interference, remixing historical events and colonial legacy in order to develop an alternative narrative that suggests a mode of planetary thinking with regard to immigration, futurism, and nature.
“A Dweller on Two Planets” is a group exhibition curated by Alice, Nien-pu Ko featuring new and recent works in video and video installation by four East Asian and Southeast Asian woman artists: Ayoung Kim, Yin-Ju Chen, Sow Yee Au, and Su Yu Hsin.