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Basil Wong

The ‘Ark’ is a re-interpretation of the Noah’s Ark narrative in the Bible based on the idea of ‘coexistence’ and the creation of a ‘utopia’, a perfect living world for both man and nature - a manifestation of the ‘Coexistence of Human and Nature’. The scenario is positioned as part documentary, part science fiction offering an opportunity for the exploration and study of the ‘Life after Apocalypse’.

The programme is a speculation on how the demands of both human and nature can be fulfilled through a series of hybridized programmes that complement each other, forming a complete cycle of production and consumption that ensures the survival of both entities throughout the three stages of Apocalypse: Pre- Apocalypse, Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse.

Basil Wong - Solar sails - State of the art solar sails generates power for consumption on board after the ark sets sail while providing shelter for the animals and crops.

Solar sails - State of the art solar sails generates power for consumption on board after the ark sets sail while providing shelter for the animals and crops.

Basil Wong - The montage is a utopia that demonstrates the perfectly harmonious living between human and nature. The core idea of the montage questions the perception of a ‘place’ and ‘non-place’ in the eyes of the beholder - Human or Nature.

The montage is a utopia that demonstrates the perfectly harmonious living between human and nature. The core idea of the montage questions the perception of a ‘place’ and ‘non-place’ in the eyes of the beholder - Human or Nature.

Basil Wong - Exploded Axonometric

Exploded Axonometric

Basil Wong - Section

Section

Basil Wong - For those to survive the Apocalypse, the key focus of my agenda is the ‘life after Apocalypse’ manifested by means of ‘Coexistence of Human and Nature’.

For those to survive the Apocalypse, the key focus of my agenda is the ‘life after Apocalypse’ manifested by means of ‘Coexistence of Human and Nature’.

Basil Wong - The ballast tanks provides secondary protection to the hull of the ark as well. As the effects of apocalypse are always uncertain, on impact, the damaged ballast tanks can be sealed off from the ark and then discarded from the ark.

The ballast tanks provides secondary protection to the hull of the ark as well. As the effects of apocalypse are always uncertain, on impact, the damaged ballast tanks can be sealed off from the ark and then discarded from the ark.

Basil Wong - Solar sails - State of the art solar sails generates power for consumption on board after the ark sets sail while providing shelter for the animals and crops.
Basil Wong - Exploded Axonometric
Basil Wong - For those to survive the Apocalypse, the key focus of my agenda is the ‘life after Apocalypse’ manifested by means of ‘Coexistence of Human and Nature’.
Basil Wong - The ballast tanks provides secondary protection to the hull of the ark as well. As the effects of apocalypse are always uncertain, on impact, the damaged ballast tanks can be sealed off from the ark and then discarded from the ark.
Basil Wong - The montage is a utopia that demonstrates the perfectly harmonious living between human and nature. The core idea of the montage questions the perception of a ‘place’ and ‘non-place’ in the eyes of the beholder - Human or Nature.
Basil Wong - Section

Tags: Ark, Coexistence, Human, Layering, Layering Palimpsest, Layering Palimpsest, Nature, Palimpsest, Superimposition, Theory

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