In 'Panorama Plantation', Xiaobin Lin scrutinizes the core human activity of agricultural production, probing into the intricacies of how societal forces control individual actions. Through the contrasting elements of wheat and resin, he muses on the interplay between nature, human intervention, and societal structures.
When crafting resin-encased wheat, Lin positioned himself in the producer's role, drawing parallels with his experiences in screen printing. This process not only immersed him in the creative work but also reflected the societal discipline and regulation within which we all operate. This experience incited questions about the possibilities of self-expression amidst these constraints and its subsequent impact on our identity and actions.