On the backdrop of rapid social development, scientific and technological developments are undergoing particularly fast changes. The change of the whole society in the next 10 or 20 years is expected to surpass the totals of our past. Lv Hua, General Manager of Shenzhen Zhongzhou Commercial Estate Investment Co., Ltd. and head of C Future Lab, believes that the future is filled with infinite possibilities, because we have been experiencing the earth’s biggest changes over the past few decades.
As most of people’s daily life activities take place in buildings, here comes the question of how to inspire their passion and inspiration for life. It is related to the contents carried by a building. A real estate developer should follow the changes of times and fulfill its social obligation when developing a commercial complex.
By cooperating with people of different areas and discussing about what will make everyone’s life different in the future and how to fill it with more possibilities. Based on that concept, we have set up C Future Lab. I believe that it is not just space, buildings and all physical stuff, but the contents that will matter the most and truly inspire everyone in the future.”
The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts has connected with all areas of the whole Greater Bay Area, collaborated with international schools for some teaching projects and made active steps to link with social institutions. As the only academy of fine arts in the Greater Bay Area, the Academy will grow into a window connecting the technology and art of the Area and the world through continuous practice, collaboration and research.
“Starting from photography, to dynamic images and imaging forms, to experimental films, and then to the connection between theatre-based spatial exhibitions and performances and experimental dramas, we intend to form an interconnected subject group. And from this group to our crossover in technology projects and planning projects, we intend to form a relation from practical projects to teaching.”
Silkroad is a pioneer and leader in visual creation industry. Li Mengdi believes that technology and art has always been built on the basis of imagination. He learns from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind that the biggest difference between humans and animals, according to the author’s analysis, lies in imagination building, which is one of the most important forces driving the development of technology and art. Without imagination, there would have been no CG technology in films, no VR technology, and of course no such works as we are seeing today in Ars.
“The diverse forms of art are actually the forms in which people comprehensively use skills, technology and engineering. Art is always driven by the skills mastered by people, which is also the process of our technology and art being combined. I think imagination is able to flow. I hope we can define exhibitions as humankind’s tenth form of art.”