Tzu Huan Lin is a practising artist working primarily with moving image media, including short video, feature film, and animation. His work connects disparate stories to address subjects he experiences in the digital era. It draws upon a wide variety of sources, including mythology, historical events, science theory, pseudo-documentary, and abstract narrative works. Narrative play is central to his video work, acting as a guide through his work.
For the residency, Tzu Huan will work/research on a project about immigrants and utopia. “Into the Blue: Point Nemo”, which explores the retirement journey of human-made satellites, reflecting on stories of immigration and displacement. He will be designing a utopia workshop/game and invite the public to participate and gathering stories from immigrants. Through the stories and historical events, he will create a fiction story that fusing with reality and dreams. The stories will outline the ambiguities of translation, the vanishing of utopian dreams, and the ambiguous feeling of what is home for immigrants.
* When the satellite is getting retired, they will be sent to this place of the sea called spacecraft cemetery where it is the farthest place in the world to human beings. The place is called “Point Nemo” which means no one. In Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, he depicted Capitan Nemo, a mysterious antihero figure who drove Nautilus to travel underwater alone. In 2008 NASA retired their satellite “Jules Verne” to this “Point Nemo”. The temperature of the water is between 2~4 Celsius which for a satellite might just feel like home.