Fán Dòng 凡洞 The Wordly Cave

Fán Dòng ( The Wordly Cave )

The Wordly Cave, single channel video, UHD 3840×2160, color and sound, 2017.https://vimeo.com/217775693

From Minhougeqi Village in Fuzhou, to Menorca in Spain, from the Wordly Cave in Shoguan, to the sea of Inchon, from the foot of Dafu Hill, to the Sonoran Desert. Images and reality are constructing a topologic booklet. No scripts, no stories, the light became the protagonist, the landscape became the protagonist.

Locations are linked, but please don’t forget: the cabins of the flights taking off from the Baiyun airport are entering into a 21-hour daytime. Tangerine rays fly across the islands and the seas, finally penetrate the cabin windows and pour over his left cheek. The time difference is unwound, locations are linked, yet this magical cabin of time couldn’t resolve the physical disorder in his fatigued body. A video with no time difference, is attempting to open up the other 21-hours dark night.

Here in the Worldly Cave, the Hakka people have all moved away from the place where generations of their families lived. Before the execution of the new development, all the villages on this land will soon be buried into continuous muck dunes. On the open grounds, there stocked huge piles of second-hand machines which would be resold in the southeastern countries. Estate investigation teams gathered in different groups, were talking about the potential prices of the land. After passing some huge muck dunes, between two higher muck dunes, the hunters built their sheltered pits and bird traps in the air. They tied a bee to a transparent string as it would lead them to the beehives hidden in the cracks. Fishermen even found a source of fish in the swamp that connects the groundwater. The men and women in the giant ferroconcrete caves on the clouds were still chattering about the bullfrogs from lunch.

The Wordly Cave, single channel video, UHD 3840×2160, color and sound, 2017.

The film has been presented at 2017 Venice Biennale.Viva Arte Viva – 57th International Art Exhibition   13 May—26 Nov 2017, 57th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

凡洞

从福州闽侯葛崎村,到西班牙梅诺卡岛Menorca;从广东韶关凡洞,到仁川Inchon的海面,从番禺大夫山脚,到索诺兰沙漠Sonoran Desert。影像与现实正在相互构建出一部地形手册。没有剧本,没有故事,光线和风景成为主角。

地点相连接,但请别忽略:从白云机场起飞的国际航班机舱内,开始着一段21个小时的白天时间。橘色光线越过岛屿,越过海面,透过舱窗,温暖地洒在他左侧面颊上。时差被消除,这个奇妙而魔力的时间内舱,却让他无法消除身体的瘫软疲乏。而一部时差消除的影像,正是尝试打开另一个21个小时的暗夜。

凡洞,这里Hakka客家人已经全部迁离了他们的世代居住之地。在新的发展蓝图实施之前,这片土地上的所有村落很快被重新覆盖而成连绵的土丘。空地上,囤积着低价倒卖往东南亚的大批的二手机器,地产考察团三五成群地讨论着潜在的地价。绕过大片土丘和洼地,两座更高的土峰之间,猎人们修筑起避风坑,并架起了空中的捕鸟网,他们将一只野峰绑在透明的细线上引路,来寻找隐藏在土缝中的野蜂窝。渔人们居然在连通着地下水的泥洼地内发现了鱼源。云层中的巨型钢经混凝土洞穴中的男女还在絮叨着午餐时的牛蛙。

周滔  2016.03.01

影片正展出在2017威尼斯双年展主题展:“艺术万岁”——第57届威尼斯双年展
2017年5月13日—11月26日.  第57届威尼斯双年展,威尼斯.