Basing on the core clue of twelve prophecies, we construct the other clue of one thousand passengers. In October 2014, the NY exhibition “Prophecy Release: The Grand Voyage” functioned as a ritual ceremony to foreshadow a sense of “hit and run by destiny”. The twelve prophecies to be witnessed not only reflect potential routes to the theme but also serve as an index leading to infinite text and endless interpretation. For the latter, we will write a script of “one thousand characters” who are generated in Excel by permutation and combination of basic features. Their life stories are both fictional and based on interviews with passengers and staff. Accompanying us to witness the miraculous, they’re likened to a vine twining round prophecies.
Except for a constellation of text, we will also create clusters of images and objects via “one thousand packages” each of which is named after a corresponding character and sealed with memories in darkness waiting to revive again. At every harbor, we will mail some packages to China from local postal office, as a ritual gesture to transport the miraculous back to continent of the Known.

As a commonly used expression in ancient Chinese poems and idioms, “thousand” is regarded as imaginary quantity, in our case, as cloud atlas of text-image-object which will be downloaded and saved as different forms in exhibitions happening at different time. Conceptually, in the world cruise from March to May 2015, we have encountered with all the characters and sealed up all the packages, however they only exist and become visible when downloaded, thus, “the waiting in darkness” will create a time gap. For example, we may release one hundred characters and related packages in the first show, and gradually download more of them in future exhibitions. Every revival will allow us to edit what’s happened in the past and thus rewrite the script, reassemble the packages over and over again.

The Grand Yoyage/2014-2015 (with @Zhang Jianling)
That Obscure Object (artist's book)/2014
Body as a Container of Faith/2014
The Last Tale: God and Net Friend/2014
There never should have been an artist named Jia Siwen/2012-2014
A study on infinity/2014
Untitled/2013
A Faceless Void/2013
A member of socialism's imagination/2012
eve R evolution/2011
Still Sweet/2011
Dirty Memories/2011
Home of Others/2011
A way of dissipating memories/2010
Typist's Death/2010
I would like to satisfy your foot fetishism in such a way, even/2010
Raining Hometown/2009