Our society provides humans various opportunities and challenges for pursuing lives and dreams; however, it also powerfully impacts people on both physical and mental aspects, which is more like how the zoo controls animals.
Every day, large numbers of people with various cultural backgrounds from all over the world flock into metropolises. These people are forced to make changes, both physically and mentally, to adapt with the rapidly changing society for better lives; however, these changes may sometimes create positive improvement, or sometimes cause negative alienation. When I walked down the street, I found that most people traveled with overwhelmingly fast pace, so it was difficult to see most people’s faces. Everyone was so similar to each other, like cells, shuttled through the city, and one hardly recognizes uniqueness. Most people usually concentrate on their own interests but rarely spend extra time caring about the surroundings because of cruel competitiveness and the fast-paced lifestyle. This brutal human survival environment is perfectly in line with the “survival of the fittest” theory in nature: humans act like animal in accordance with instinct. Therefore, society can sometimes bring the atmosphere of indifference and loneliness to people, especially to individuals who think society is hollow and chaotic although society is inundated with bustling scenes.
Based on the human-society concept, I created this project. I would perceive the relationship between humans and society being in the invisible cage of society, and no one knows whether it is humans control society or society controls humans. Although human beings are group-living animals, many individuals sometimes find it could be hard to obtain the sense of existence and belonging in the competitive society. Also, I question myself and viewers as to how humans coexist with each other peacefully under competitive pressure, cultures, development of economy, consumerism and so on, and how we find the freedom spiritually in the society?