Gao Shiqiang – Faint with oxygen, 2009

In this video, Gao Shiqiang chose three shooting locations in different altitudes. The interesting thing is that, the different images presented in the three locations coincidentally and properly conveyed three different living states and cognitions towards life: in the plateau of 5,000 meters above the sea level, a young man realized the possession of "modern civilization" of the other place through Tibetan religious enthusiastic imagination. He also completed such a procedure – the assimilation of another civilization into his own through his imaginations; in the city of 3,600 meters above the sea level where two civilizations and two worlds coexist, traces of conflict between the two can be seen everywhere; the lowest eastern part (with an altitude of 20-60 meters) is a typical modern city, where (as well as many other places in eastern China) the land of 5,000 meters above the sea level is fancied, while the fancying way is different, it’s commercialized.

Gao Shiqiang, born in 1971 in Shandong, China, lives and works in Hangzhou, China.






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