The conception of the work is based largely on prehistoric cave paintings on Sulawesi Island, as well as fossils and remains undiscovered or still undergoing excavation in East Asia, Southeast Asia and other regions. The creation of cave paintings marks the dawn of the intelligent creature discovering images for immersive experience. Species of different lineages can develop similar functions because of being in similar environments— what we call convergent evolution; different ethnicity groups, too, are able to develop consistent cognitive ability in similar spaces. As one of the oldest cave paintings, the painting at Leang-Leang cave had witnessed the beginning of consciousness, which happened across different locations in human history. It illustrates the common ground of humans and how they gradually evolve to share more similarities.


Chi-Yu Wu


Indonesia, Taiwan






16 min.

Drifting Lands

Saturday, 4 September 16:15 - 17:55 / Kijkhuis 1
100 min.

Also in this session

1. Mr. Hu
Louis Hothothot, 14 min.
2. Though the Mountains Divide, and the Oceans are Wide
Belle Phromchanya, 12 min.
3. Seni, Act 1
Kent Chan, 11 min.
4. Awkward Apologies
Louis Hothothot, 15 min.
5. Hominins
Chi-Yu Wu, 16 min.