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HAN Jinhao; LIU Jiayue; LI Gengyu / 韩金昊;刘嘉岳;李耿宇

Urban evolution

Birth Y: 1998 Birth C: CHINA Gender: Male

Media Specification: AudioVisual

Perf. Country: CHINA

Setup: Sichuan Conservatory of Music

Prog. notes: This work is inspired by the modernization of the city after decades of development and construction. In the process of driving from the periphery of the city to the center, the buildings in each period are lined up along the central axis of the city, recording every moment of the city's development like a time axis. During these decades of urban sprawl, land that was once covered in greenery has been flattened and compacted to create a variety of buildings and infrastructure for the expanding urban population to settle in. Nowadays, cities are getting bigger and bigger, population densities are increasing, and people's aspirations for a better life have turned into a headlong struggle to get through the buildings. Somehow "escaping the city" has become a trend and a fad, with people imagining how beautiful nature is in what was once a beautiful land and
consuming natural resources to call for its protection. The contradiction between the city and nature has become acute in our time, but who remembers what it was that people conquered nature for in the first place. By presenting the contradictions of urban development, this work calls the viewer to consider the nature of urban construction, to recall our original intention to
conquer nature and to reflect on whether our actions are firmly based on our original intentions.

Editor: XM