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.

Other Works


  1. Survivors of a Lying Species
  2. Everything Is A Decaying Lump of Now
  3. Goose and Crocodile
  4. Disoriental Flavors (after Edward Said)
  5. The Immortal Gold Rabbit
  6. Welcome To Jungle Florida
  7. Colorbound
  8. Birdcage
  9. Colonial White
  10. China White
  11. Hanging Fruit
  12. The Impossibility of Home
  13. Reading the Rainbow
  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. Augmented Door
  24. Impermanent Infinity
  25. Expanded Field
  26. People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Son …
  27. Day of the Painter
  28. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  29. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERI …
  30. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  31. All work and no play makes art a dull boy