DEATH OF THE POSTHUMAN

As the Italian philosopher Felix Gattari argued, traditional environmentalism is all about maintaining an anthropocentric view of the binary separation of human and non-human systems, obscuring the complexity of the relationship between humans and the natural environment. This neglected relationship is being pushed back into the heat in the age of the epidemic. Humans and nature are interdependent, and according to the BBC, our behaviour over the next 10 to 50 years will determine the future of humanity. If humans continue to develop in a self-centred manner and destroy ecology, the world will experience the sixth human-induced mass extinction.

This work shows the entire life cycle of the human being, from the emergence of life in the darkness, from conception in the womb to death. The candle is the community of humanity and the earth. If we continue to behave capriciously, the earth will fall apart with us. Then, with a sigh and a heartbeat stops, the sixth mass extinction comes to an end.

This is an experimental film lasting half an hour. In this age of “acceleration”, I hope the audience will stop in front of my work and “pause” to reflect on the relationship between humans and nature and the true meaning of life.

正如意大利哲学家菲利克斯加塔利所说,传统环境主义都是以人类为中心维持人类和非人类系统的二元分离的观点,掩盖了人类和自然环境之间关系的复杂性。这种被忽视的关系在疫情时代被重新推上热潮。人类与自然相互依存,据BBC报道,我们在未来10年到50年的行为将决定人类的未来。如果人类依旧以自我为中心的发展,破坏生态,那么世界将会经历人类引发的第六次大灭绝。

这件作品展现了人类的整个生命周期,生命在黑暗中萌生,从在子宫中孕育到死亡。蜡烛即是人类与地球的共同体。如果人类继续任性而为,那么地球也将会随之分崩离析。随着人类的叹息与心跳停止,第六次大灭绝告以断落。

这是一部持续半个小时的实验影片。在这个“加速”的时代,我希望观众能在我的作品前驻足,“静”下来,反思人类与自然的关系,反思生命的真谛。