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