Living in Future is created by Tan Dun for the opening of China pavilion at Venice Biennale. It is a three-dimensional exploration of our sense of sound, sight and memory, which combines performance, interaction and exhibition. It is an integration of three independent visual movements. At present, the pavilion is exhibiting the third one. (Note: the first and the second have been exhibited on the day of the opening ceremony.)
Time and space is a continuous existence with no beginning no ending. The future, past and present form a circle where we experience the permanent sensation of jetlag. After a five-year field study and record of the vanishing Nu Shu culture, Tan Dun has tried to explore the relationships between folk culture and future, time and memory, as well as art and philosophy. Today is the future of yesterday, and tomorrow is the future of today. The future is a circle. It is the future of time and everything.