Leave and Return 离去与归来
(2003-2005)

This is a trail of a quest for personal transmigration,a theme of looking for something that is fading from memory, something that is "lost nostalgia". It leads us to trace two parallel lines to an unknown destination,with two sets of completely different images.

One spring day in 2005, I went back to the place where I was born 30 years ago. What I have been looking for all this time emerged slowly when I saw my grandmother's last smile and her yellow coffin in the courtyard. Since I have been moving between towns and cities, different living environments and accents, and therefore I could never really get a clear confirmation of my identity. After all our the years of isolation and expansion, this so-called "nostalgia" and the search for our origins are an imaginary dream and a lie for our generation.

这是一个关于寻找自我生命轮回的印迹,寻找淡忘、无根的乡愁的主题,它以两组迥然不同的影像,沿着两条平行线作不知终点的追寻。

2005年春的某一天,当我回到那座30年前自己哇哇落地的小屋和院落时,面对的是奶奶生命最后一刻的笑容,以及天井中耀眼的黄色棺材,长久以来关于自我的寻找在那一刻突然变得清晰起来。从小至今,我就一直在小镇和城市之间迁徙,混乱的生活环境以及口音,始终无法给自己一个明确的身份定位。于是,于城市中游荡,无语,无心,无根,作为某种状态的人,只有附着于一些事物的表层,在凝固的静态的影像中,感知落寞与温暖的本质。坚硬的无机的物体,柔软的有机的肉体,在及手可触的现实与虚无梦幻的记忆之间碰撞、交织,以至面目模糊无极而终。在这割裂与膨胀并存的年代,于我们这代人,所谓乡愁,所谓根本,也许最终只是一场影像的梦魇和谎言。

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