Roots of the Sky, 2016-2017
Presented by Chinese Cultural Center
Zheng’s three-channel video, Roots of the Sky (2016-2017), explores three interrelated natural processes: topology, water flow, and plant life. In a stream of microscopic and macroscopic images and an accompanying soundscape, Zheng contracts and expands these processes to the scale of human perception. Whereas his paintings generate these processes in an artistic medium and fix them in time, his video installations unfold their occurrence in nature spatially and temporally.