Zhiwan Cheung

Welcome To Jungle Florida

2-Channel Video Installation
12:02 minutes
2018
On this dual-screen installation, I examine the “Florida Man,” an Internet meme linking news stories and articles about unusual or strange crimes or events occurring in Florida, often with a “Florida Man” as the primary subject. One particular news story “Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest” becomes the kernel to investigate the mythology and cultural landscape of Florida. Just how much human agency does the “Florida Man” have? In looking at the “Florida Man,” the piece queries larger questions surrounding human agency in connection to race, identity, and the environment.

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. Golden Heritage Living
  15. Good Vibrations
  16. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  17. Vibrating Pink Egg
  18. Skinny Dipping
  19. White Lie
  20. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  21. Homage To My Mother
  22. Movable Wave
  23. Portal
  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