Zhiwan Cheung

Installation View

Goose and Crocodile

6-Channel Video Installation
9:39 minutes
2019
Inspired by a friend's retelling of a children’s story she read to her niece, I created this multi-faceted 6-channel video installation. The narrative revolves around an encounter between a goose and crocodile. The screens show a group of masked individuals wandering around in the woods, sometimes converging together on screen and sometimes wandering all alone in the wilderness. 3D scanned images of a crocodile and duck float aimlessly around the screen. Imagery and points of views are refracted and broken up as a larger metaphor for human relationships and interconnectedness.

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  2. Goose and Crocodile
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  4. The Immortal Gold Rabbit
  5. Welcome To Jungle Florida
  6. Colorbound
  7. Birdcage
  8. Colonial White
  9. China White
  10. Hanging Fruit
  11. The Impossibility of Home
  12. Reading the Rainbow
  13. Golden Heritage Living
  14. Good Vibrations
  15. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  16. Vibrating Pink Egg
  17. Skinny Dipping
  18. White Lie
  19. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  20. Homage To My Mother
  21. Movable Wave
  22. Portal
  23. Residues of a Past Performance
  24. Augmented Door
  25. Impermanent Infinity
  26. Expanded Field
  27. People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Son …
  28. Day of the Painter
  29. Mines’ Eye
  30. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  31. I want to return to a time when life was simple. When a …
  32. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERI …
  33. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  34. Oh dear America, save our selves
  35. New World Order
  36. I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy
  37. Bed Bath and Beyond
  38. In the Belly of the Beast
  39. All work and no play makes art a dull boy