Fire Dream was first introduced as a permanent online exhibition and now presents the stages of “Fire” and “Ash” to its audience at large. Through transfiguring the visual and auditory senses, the film calls its viewers to reconsider their recognition of the liminal stages between dichotomies that many have become familiar with. The transitional stage within aesthetics, creative techniques, feeling, questioning and philosophical ecology are all welcome to play out within Fire Dream and in the minds of its viewers. Rather than leaving its witnesses with a conclusive impression, the film is intended to celebrate the process of fire and firing and the potential of living through a sensorial orchestra of all entities.
Fire Dream, a multi-channel film installation, queries the presumed primacy of human agency, and alludes to a simultaneous convergence and inversion of anthropocentrism and ecocentrism. This drama thrusts the viewers to live the unfolding content within the film. The viewers will experience first-hand the transformative process an array of natural elements will undergo on-screen, and will embody these protagonists in their metamorphosis.
Harvard Chinese Art Media Lab (CAMLab), affiliated with Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is founded and directed by Harvard University Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art Eugene Wang. An international platform and exhibition space, CAMLab is dedicated to bringing together innovative academic research and multimedia design, unveiling the imaginative space of Chinese visual traditions, and creating cultural experiences that impress the spiritual dimension. Central to CAMLab’s mission is the artistic presentation of cutting-edge research, as well as the catalyzing of intellectual inquiries through artistic practices. CAMLab is an incubator focusing on the integration of scholarship and art.