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Back to the Future (New)

Year made: 2012
Medium: Letter & Envelop
Dimension: 210mm x 285mm


Description: 

“Back to the Future”

The future is a temporal concept, an ineffable state, a distance, an abstract topic of pattern and form. The next second is the future, as is tomorrow, as is one billion years from now. 

More than being infinitely vast and infinitely distant, I believe that the future is an endless cycle—from birth to death and then to birth again. Time's tunnel lies in this circle; with every passing second the future is one second closer, the second hand swinging forward an instant, and the moment that has just passed becomes the most distant future. 

Perhaps through that gateway, that “wormhole,” we truly can transcend the future, and the utmost future we can achieve is to “go back to the past.” And supposing that one truly could defy the barriers of space and time to transcend the future, I would rather go back to the past than to a fantastical and advanced future world. The past offers a wondrously “alien” sense of familiarity, and with this it brings a mirror image that invokes an illusion. I confront another me, and lose the most basic judgment—is that my home, or his? Am I him? Then who am I?

I created this “future” letter to give to my past self, separately enclosing puzzlement, blessings, genes, codes, messages and photos, and from these clues and pieces of information “the other I” can reopen and reorder these revelations from the future, and when he believes that this letter comes from a parallel world, the letter then becomes a mission from the “future”—to “prove the future.”


“回到未来”

未来是一个时间概念,是一个无法言说其状态、距离、格式的抽象话题,下一秒即是未来,明天也是未来,十亿年后仍是未来。

比起无限大无限远的未来,我更愿意相信未来是一个漫长的循环——由诞生到消亡再回到诞生的起点——时光的隧道就趴在这个巨大的时间球上,每过一秒就离未来近了一秒,而随着秒针向前摆动的一瞬间,过去的那一刻就变成最远的未来。

我们或许真的可以通过那道门或许是“虫洞”来穿越未来,而所能达到的未来极限就是“回到过去”。假如真的能无视时空阻隔而穿越未来,我更愿意回到过去,比起光怪陆离科技精进的未来世界,过去将会提供一个奇妙的“陌生”熟悉感,而因此带来的强烈镜像模式更会让我产生错觉,面对另一个我,会失去最基础的判断——那是我的家?还是他的家?我是他?那我是谁?

我创作了这枚“未来”的信封给过去的自己,分别放入困惑、祝福、基因、密码、书信和影像,借由这些线索和信息“另一个我”会重新展开并整理这些来自未来的启示,而在他相信这枚信封是来自平行世界之时,信封便完成了来自“未来”的使命——是谓“证明未来”。

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