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Half Albatross Half Pigeon

TYPE:Earth Art + Perfomance Art + Installation


This creation is spurred by the awkwardness in my heart having been away from my hometown for 13 years. Nowadays, whenever I go home, I feel myself chocked with emotions. I feel detached from this land which lacks energy and is full of negativity. One is constrained to leave the place, but my own selfishness pulls me back. The people here go away one by one, believing that leaving this place will lead them to a better life far away. They are the like Albatrosses that take off against the wind, looking for directions on the innocent sea. But the human and his homeland cannot be easily disconnected. It always keeps on pulling on the softest part of the person's heart. There is a Pigeon hidden inside the heart of the person, who always keeps looking in the direction of his homeland.

I have combined the two intentions of the Albatross and the Pigeon. My mind imagines a vehicle that allows me to fly. The main body of this vehicle is like the Albatross with huge wings, showing the attitude and power to fly far away. The small tail or the back of the vehicle is a pigeon. As the vehicle takes off towards the sky, the tail or the Pigeon is looking at the land that it left below, reluctantly and helplessly. The people away from their homelands are like this Albatross and the Pigeon, who fight against their inner thoughts and bear the weight of faith find suddenly that they have become strangers on this Earth.

When I wish to express the emotions and connections between my homeland and my homeless people, I think of using Land Art to create the most powerful expression on land. I place a section of Red ribbon on the tail of the installation, and fix the other end to the bracket on the ground. When the installation slowly moves forward, red marks will be left on the ground. This will show the connection between the homeland and the displaced. . A seed dispenser could be placed on the handle of the installation, and when the person leaves his hometown, he leaves behind the seeds too! These seeds will sprout and grow to record the time of leaving, and also grow to cherish the fantasies of the displaced persons. Perhaps one day the Albatross and Pigeon will fly back to their hometown, look at the lush green land, sigh at the passage of time, and gently murmur, "I am back."
信天鸽 

大地艺术 + 表演 + 装置 


这个作品是源自我内心的别扭,离开家乡已经13年了,近几年来每次回家我都产生一种复杂的情感。会觉得这片土地缺失了能量,露出了颓败,似乎离开是无可奈何却又不满自己的无情自私。这里的人们一个个离开,相信离开会带来更好的命运,如同一只只逆风起飞的信天翁,在无垠的海面上寻找方向。可人和故土的羁绊不会那么轻易断开,因为连接了人内心深处最柔软的部分,难以割舍。其实离乡人内心都暗藏着一只鸽子,永远在凝望家的方向。

于是我将信天翁和鸽子这两种意向结合,装置的主体是展开巨大翅膀的信天翁,呈现努力飞向远方的姿态。装置尾部是鸽子的形态,一直望着离开的土地,有不舍却身不由己。克制自己内心的思念,背负着信念的重量,我们这些人成为了大地上的异乡者。

当我思考如何讲述这种于故土与离乡人间的情感和联结,我想到了用大地艺术在土地上做出最直接最具有力量的表达。我将红绸带的一段安置在装置尾部,另一端安置在地面上的支架上,当肩负装置缓慢前行时,地面上会渐渐出现红色的痕迹,这是故土与离乡者间的姻缘红线。装置的把手上安置了播种器,人虽离开故乡,却留下了种子。种子会发芽会成长,记录了离开的时间,也寄托了离乡人的幻想,幻想或许有一天信天翁变成了鸽子,飞回故乡,看着郁郁葱葱的此地,感叹时间流逝,温柔的对这里说一句“我回来了”。

另外很开心拍摄地是我儿时野闹的荒地,虽然现在已经变成农田。

两个宗教隐喻,背负十字架前行,与七步莲花。



导演:怪悟
道具:怪悟
影像:崔凯  温鹏
摄影:张甜
化妆:王英雪
演出:怪悟
特别感谢:张斯童  刘鸿铖  孟凡

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