A Journey In Reverse Direction

《负向的旅程:东山岛 2013 – 2015》


在作品中,我以「八尺門」「家」「食物、土地、神」「海」作为我重构故乡的线索,将这些收集到的故乡记忆与现实的碎片组合成一本可以翻阅也可以被展示的书。 通过这样的形式,仿佛能将这些空间、人、物件凝结在这些纸张上,并借由一层层地覆盖、展开,揭露出故乡之于我的意义。作品以手工书还原一个我对于故乡图鉴的再现。它将作为在城市化进程中已渐行渐远的故乡的截面,提供一个可供我们停顿下来触碰的故乡,以及我们每一个人应该去反思何为家乡的含义。

A Journey In Reverse Direction:Dongshan Island 2013 – 2015
Handmade Book

These Photo was taken in my hometown Dongshan Island, an island located in the south of Zhangzhou, Fujian Province.

Inevitable urban development gives people amnesia. They often forget what existed here before. I can only follow its pace, with my camera to “fight” with these changes in my hometown. My hometown has influenced me and shaped me since I was born. At the beginning of this book, I was dressed in a clothes from grandparents which is found in my grandmother’s room. The effect seems to be a mutual process between my hometown and myself. What I have seen is what it wish I could see. Shooting hometown seems like a journey in reverse direction, leading me to the vague memories in dark and the bottom of my heart.

In my work, I use BACHIMEN(the bridge to Dongshan Island) , home, Food, Land, God, sea as the clue to reconstruct my hometown and put these fragments that I collected from my hometown into a book which can be read or showed. In this form, these spaces, people and objects can condense on the paper. Through the covering and unfolding these pages, it starts to reveal the meaning of my hometown to me.This handmade book represents a guide book of my hometown. It’s a section of all our hometowns which drifting away in the urban developing. It will give us a chance to stop and touch our hometown ,reflect on what is the meaning of home at the same time.