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Hyper-surrealistic rebirth installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

What could life be like after we die? An interesting question thought the Chinese artist duo, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, who created a huge gel and fiberglass installation based on a 14 minute video interview with Peng Yu’s mother. In the short video, she tells us about how her rebirth would be. Inspired by her story, the artists created their most recent work – If I Die, a two-element piece comprised of video and installation.

The installation itself consists of a flying elderly woman holding a giant manta ray on a leash followed by a swarm of parrots. Yuan and Yu often discuss issues like ‘perception, death and the human condition’ in their work, sometimes by using very uncommon materials, like human fat tissues or baby cadavers.

floating figures installation in gallery
floating figures installation in gallery
floating figures installation in gallery
floating figures installation in gallery
floating figures installation in gallery

About the author

Born and raised in the creative mecca Berlin, Mareike Muller worked her first professional years in advertising and design before she decided to apply for the citizenship of the world, leaving Berlin for Stockholm. Spending some years in fashionable capital of Sweden she continued her voyage via Barcelona to Buenos Aires, where she was living for almost two years, working as an artist agent spreading emerging art with her own agency The Eclectic Tomorrow. But, as stakes are high the search for the perfect place to live and work went on and brought her to vibrant Mexico City, where she´s relocating now continuing to broaden her scope, establishing her vision of spreading emerging art around the globe. When she´s not working, blogging or traveling around the world you’ll probably find her vintage clothing treasure hunting or sipping an Old Fashioned fantasizing about being a Mexican luchador’s wife and having some unicorns browsing in the backyard.

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