The Heway human-nature repository is a project initiated by the artist Tristan Cai in 2009. The artist locates, collects and produces literary and visual artifacts that illuminate the interactions of science with religion, and the human condition in religious practice.
The repository consists of both produced and found documents including journals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, videotapes, photographs and other objects. The collection will be periodically presented to the public in the form of mixed-media installations, photography exhibitions, public lectures and dialogues.
The extent and expanse in which we seek to understand and intellectualise the supernatural is an inquiring point behind the artist’s research efforts. “Tales of Moving Mountains: Why Won’t God Go Away” is the inaugural showcase of the collection of the repository. It consists of a trilogy of works surveying the construct of the human-God relationship from different points of views :
I. Healing Rain-- A three channel video installation, 10:00 min, HD format, click to view
II. Why Won’t God Go Away? —A collection of photographs and literature. Variable Dimensions, Archival pigment on fine art paper
III. “Composer in His Room.” Single Channel Video on 3" Screen, 10:58min loop