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    Is the theory of the world ending a real doomsday prediction or a fake hoax? 2012 end of time predictions have garnered much public attention, … Read More
    Is the theory of the world ending a real doomsday prediction or a fake hoax? 2012 end of time predictions have garnered much public attention, and together with global adversary weather conditions, environmental problems, and man-caused tragedies that are plastered all over the media, even some of the most optimistic people are beginning to feel the tension from this issue and starting to wonder if indeed the “End of the World” will soon be upon us? Nobody could positively confirm whether these premonitions about the end of the world are true or false. However, through certain viewpoints and verbal expressions, what has formerly been an issue proclaimed by so-called “prophets” are now being expanded into areas of mass media, social event, art writing, cultural seminar, and other channels in the public domain, whereby collective discussions, imaginations, and concerns for issues of mutual death, apocalypse, extreme catastrophe, and end of world redemption are taking place. “World is over?” is instigated by “2012 End of Days” predictions and attempts to transcend preexisting concepts and logics via art languages and perspectives. The exhibition is based on the duo-concept of the “end of days” and the “future”. The exhibition consisting of these two elements is also suggesting that perhaps whether or not the end of days is upon us is based on the mentality and action of people today. A slight change in the mindset could ultimately alter the future of the world. The title of the exhibition, “World is over?”, is intended to act as a warning and to call upon people’s collective awareness and for them to discover the focus and important context this exhibition is attempting to present. 13 artists from Second Soul are included in this exhibition. Through the use of universal visual language and in conjunction with multimedia, interactive projections, graffiti works, installation art, sculptures, prints, and the utilizations of other diverse media, these artist have created “the world in 2013” based on different experiences and approaches. Through the spiritual profoundness in these visual works, the objective is to encourage people to be more sensitive and to become more active in facing our current existence. Read Less
2013-World is over ? Exhibition  <NO ONE HERE>

Artist Tu Hao-Chin aka Smoky started to show his animated illustrations online in 2000, and now he is active in different genres including graphic, photography, design, illustration, still-life, animation, and directing. He specializes in creating with a highly distinctive personal style with “smoky motion” placed in black and white visual settings. Additionally, he is also fond of injecting exaggerated and extreme emotions into everyday settings to reflect the impacts that the surrounding environment can have on an individual.
For the four sculptural pieces shown in this exhibition, Smoky used resin clay to create human forms that appear to be in emotional agony, spiritual distress, and have physical disfigurements. He intentionally wanted viewer to witness the struggle that a person goes through on the brink of death and has exaggerated the fear that people have about the end of the world. In the back of these human sculptures fighting for survival is an animation playing on a screen comprised of three panels. On the one hand, the effect created is like a theatrical setting for the end of days, while, on the other, the lonely state these individual lives are in has been emphasized to allow the viewer to understand the meaning of survival by instinctive self-salvation.

Scratch / Resin clay sculpture / 30x15x 20cm / 2011

dry agaric / 20cm x 10cm x 15cm / resin clay / 2011
anchor / 25cm x 15cm x 12cm / resin clay / 2011
pierced his skin / 38cm x 17cm x 15cm / resin clay / 2011
solitary nucleus / 95cm x 40cm x 50cm / resin clay / 2011
no one here

vusual:Smoky Tu /music: Cheng Nung Hsuan /
3840x720 pixels / 4m05s /2011