CHONG YAN CHUAH 蔡崇彦

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mamukilia

Mamukilia [extract from 27 Years of Lazarian Delights]
Video Installation. 0:00:20 loop

“ It was a love affair. When I found SomniaXYZG, I felt alive once more, overcome with a thirst to experience everything, learn everything. My joy in novelty was hedonistic and reck¬less. I was an explorer, called to seek out new worlds and civilisations, to go beyond the frontiers of my own knowledge and gather for others the wonders of the unknown."


27 Years of Lazarian Delights
Exploration on a newly discovered system of planets

This work is the result of fantastical worldbuilding; artifacts from another solar system collected by an ambitious explorer who pursues a hedonistic thirst for novelty in a metaphorical journey of discovery, scientific observation, and ethnography.

“27 Years of Lazarian Delights” is a brief journey into an obsessive mind. From acid lakes to fiery planes, from suicide ceremonies to a cipher for a script, this explorer records it all with the precise eye of a scientist unwrapping the logic of a new system. In doing so, he takes the language of scientific knowledge and bends it to a world of fiction and speculation, reapplying these tools to fanciful and radical ends. The world the explorer captures is fantastical, but in its essence it is a project in seeing, pushing us Earthlings to re-imagine life with eyes anew.”

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