'Hu Fang’s Dear Navigator is a collection of ten short stories that reflect on contemporary society, politics, and the human condition. The author takes us on a journey across time and space to hidden realities where we meet culture workers, astronauts, airplanes, Zen masters, and hunger artists. The title story “Dear Navigator” is a collection of letters written during a 520-day simulated space mission to Mars—to test if humans can endure travel from Earth to Mars and back again. “Whale Song” tells the story of XP, a lonely male escort, as he goes on a surreal journey to self-realization, and “The Shame of Participation” tells a tale of two thieving artists who legally steal objects from those living in a city in desperation. When the reality turns into fiction, and the science fiction becomes reality, Hu draws on the experience of everyday life, the past, and the unknown future to create stories of otherworldly melancholy and humor.' - from back cover.

Access level

Onsite

editor

Niamh DUNPHY

Location code MON.HUF
Language

English

Keywords

literature

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

159

ISBN / ISSN

9783956790348

No of copies

2

Content type

artist book, 

monograph

Chapter headings
Volume 1
A Letter from Tropical Metropolis
Whale Song
Facade
Volume 2
Notes from the Glass house
The hunger Artist Wu yongfang
The Shame of Participation
The Secret Disciples of Confucius
Volume 3
Dear Navigator
The Hanging Garden
Postscript
This is the Last Film
Hu Fang: Dear Navigator
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