Escape to Earth: 100 Ways of Surviving on Earth is an animation installation that informs people who are escaping to Earth the ways to survival on the planet. The animation comprises of one hundred segments of introductory animation, introducing objects available on Earth, which can be used for surviving on the planet. Chang combines manmade objects and fictional usages, and creates survival methods fabricated with both reality and fiction. The work is placed at various locations in the exhibition to create an alternative way of viewing among the work, the viewers and the space. The animation is broadcasted on several circular screens and are installed higher than regular viewing angle; therefore, viewers must lift their heads high to see the animation, like plants facing the sun to absorb sunlight.
Chang Teng-Yuan (b. 1983) was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts in 2011. Specializing in painting and installation of animation projection, Chang employs diverse media and approaches to explore different contemporary issues and creates the series of Earth Archeology. He was awarded the First Prize in the Kaohsiung Awards in 2008, and has exhibited in various cities, including London, New York, Cologne, Osaka, Tokyo and Taipei. In 2014, he conducted an artist residency in New York, supported by the International Studio and Curatorial Program.