An Amusement Park for Marcel Marceau in Tlön, Uqbar, Orbius Tertius

Printed illustrations, 2021
24 sheets, 350g matte paper, 297*420mm

This work contains 23 individual illustrations. Each represents a ride in the amusementpark of a fictional world. According to poetic needs, these rides convoked and dissolved in a moment and continued to proliferate.

The protagonist Marcel Marceau is a famous French mime actor who created his stage persona with a painted white face and a battered opera hat. His silent satire implicates the melancholy and self-mockery of every modern man. Borges' meta-fiction "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" narrates the intrusion and overturn of reality by an imaginary planet of unconventional ideology written in an encyclopedia. An amusement park is a recreational destination composed of architectural spectacles and amusement rides, a metaphor of unlimited entertainment to escape the mundane everyday life.

This art book is shortlisted by Art Book in China (abC), and is collected by the Library at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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