Imagine one day, we will all upload our consciousness to the cloud and abandon physical bodies..... We live as virtual beings, and we all die physically. What object/thing shall we bring together with us? What is considered monumental in the material world? What are our sacred offerings to the virtual world and future life?
The Release無量 is an art project inspired by human traditions regarding death. Whether the human spirit is attached to the material world is the main concept of this project. In many cultures, people bury or burn their favorite objects such as treasure, photos, books, clothes with their bodies after they pass away. Where the souls go or whether they rely on material matters in their next journey is unknown, we still consider funerary objects and offerings to the dead indispensable. Spiritually, sacred offerings serve as tickets to a new paradise or remind those deceased to remember their roots and legacy. For those souls who wander in our place rather than enter the spiritual realm, we sometimes burn papercrafts like paper money, paper-made iPhones, which might relieve those lost souls.
A ceremony held for redeeming souls from regrets and reliving those alive's sorrows will also be hosted by priests/priestesses, who will unite people and guide them to pray for good together. After the ceremony, souls are considered to be released finally from pain and suffers, physically and mentally.
In this exhibition, I invited people to reflect on their lives and bring sacred offerings to the virtual world. They also make a wish, pray for their future virtual version selves. Their offerings to the virtual world are being transformed into 3D files and remixed into a brainwave generative art.