Self Q and A, Yan Feng + Wu Fan, "The Section of Experimental Art at the 24th National Art Exhibition"

Yan Feng + Wu Fan2014.08.18 -- 2014.09.08

Today Art Museum

Today Art Museum
Beijing, China

The installation is composed of book pages, and digital projection.
The work explores the relationship between questions and answers and their metaphoric meanings from two perspective, the physical interactions and conceptual languages. The contents of the digital projection are arbitrary questions raised by innocent children that do not have answers. The seemingly random collections and presentations of the questions actually reveal the boarders and limitations of human minds. They are also metaphors human beings’ situation within the reality word. Asking a question is the first step of human being’s exploration and understanding of the world, namely, thus the beginning of knowledge.
Projecting naïve, innocent questions onto the wall of empty books, which respond merely with the sound of flipping pages. Furthermore, digital projection, sound, physical movements of the pages create a surrealist text, as they have formed an everlasting, utopian conversation, which is humorous and useless.

The work originates from discussions of basic issues with the two fields (interaction and design). Interactions between different media have no long focused merely on high-tech programming that forces the audiences to focus on the context. Rather, they have concentrated on media with low or no techniques, which could provide various interactions between different materials, thus creating multiple access to the artwork, and revealing an inner logical link. Therefore, this work conceptually connects the disciplines of interactive physics and designs.


  • Title: Self Q and A, Yan Feng + Wu Fan, "The Section of Experimental Art at the 24th National Art Exhibition"
  • Creator: Yan Feng + Wu Fan
  • Date: 2014.08.18 -- 2014.09.08
  • Provenance: Today Art Museum
  • Type: installation, video
  • Creator's Dates: 1978-, 1979-
  • Creator Nationality: China
  • Creator Gender: male

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