我私人的霓虹灯绿洲

The translator requested more information about the title in order to translate it properly. Is it a new product, an energy saving a product?  No, my own private neon oasis is a contemporary arts project motivated and inspired by Sunnybank, as a culturally dynamic location.

The title of the project intends to evoke multiple feelings and ideas: 1. my own private. (indicating that poss. pron. refers back to subj); (abs.) what is one’s own, private; that in Sunnybank you can be a tourist in your own backyard; that you can be an individual and part of a collective impulse, or a mass of people; live in your own world; a feeling of being simultaneously connected and disconnected 2. neon n. inert atmospheric gas used in coloured electric lights and signs. [Gk neut. of neos new] Neon directly relates to Chinese visual influence. Specifically, the signage has at one time been almost exclusively Chinese characters and neon, which has progressively disappeared, usurped by lights lacking the old school bling. 3. oasis n. fertile spot in desert. Oasis has a double meaning here. It refers to The Oasis, a tourist location in the area that mainly featured swimming pools in a garden setting and which was particularly popular during the post-war years. It also refers to the experience of driving from the Southeast Freeway into Sunnybank at night and coming upon a neon oasis or mirage in the darkness.

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