在这部录像中艺术家将跨越了时间的空间场景串联起来，将不同时期的自然力量并置其中 —— 那些生长起来的植被和大片的沙漠，对岸正在工作的钢厂机器和成群的高楼住宅，向下游流动的江水和向上游吹去的风，以及最初建造这片土地房屋的红砖和坍塌拆毁的红色粉末… 它们在此被不可见的力量缠绕并重塑，形成一涨一落的呼吸。
A Rising and Falling Breath
Synchronous dual-channel 4k video, color & stereo channel, 9’35’’, 2023
Tianxingzhou, one of the largest sandbars on the Yangtze section, It began as a deserted island, has over 800 years of history, and has flooded frequently since it took shape. Today, all that remains of the island today are the elderly, the former homes, and the large reeds.
Recently, it has continued to drift downstream at a speed that the naked eye cannot survey and continues to influence this regional landscape and the migration of human activity in processes imperceptible to humans. Each year, during the dry season, the head of the sandbars reveals a vast desert made of sediment transported from the upper reaches of the river. During the high season, the head of the sandbars is the first section to disappear and sink into the river. Therefore no buildings, crops, or farmland can remain, creating a deserted scene. At the end of the sandbars which were far away from the direct scouring force, people built embankments and houses, planted fruits and vegetables, and cultivated farmland, presenting a completely different geomorphological feature than the head of the island.
Since 2021,the artist has repeatedly visited this sandbank, which has been deposited and drifted over a long period of time, connecting it with its wandering past and becoming an embodied image of her homeland.
In this work, the artist re-enters this land that she feels close to, trying to use two images to present a spatial scene spanning two seasons: these red bricks came from the houses that were originally built here. the artist threw these powders at different times and spaces—at the head of the sandbar in the dry season and at the end of the sandbar in the rainy season—and let them be carried back to the upper reaches of the river by the wind.