Single channel video, black and white, sound, 4 min 55 sec, 2018
The main shooting location of the work was selected at Sertar Wuming Buddhist College in Tibetan areas of Sichuan. Overlapping the fireworks with the background picture, Shen’s work examines pressing issues related to human and non-human existence in the urbanization of China. Although ANICCA employs the black and white as the keynote of the entire work ——in addition to the colorful fireworks superimposed on the background ——its existence nevertheless highlights the artist’s reflection on the continuity of traditional Buddhist culture throughout the urbanization process. What the artist is concerned about is, resources, architecture, utensils, body, and even hair are experiencing the demise every second, while the existence of the new appearance of human intervention caused by the rapid development of urbanization can become the next eternal ephemeral?