耶苏 Ye Su
Directed by 冯兮 Feng Xi
项目时间/Duration: 2023.05.17 - 05.19
地点/Address: 北京市朝阳区798艺术区中二街 SIMULACRA
SIMULACRA,Zhonger Street,798 Art Zone,Chaoyang,Beijing
The exhibition hall should be left empty so that people can meet around it. The next step was to consider exactly what to show people in the crumpled paper balls. A few days before the opening, it suddenly came to my mind to record some of the more recently felt fragments of the everyday, which might just be the extraordinary things in life:
A wall divides the clock tower from a few plum trees.
There is a yellow clock tower outside the house.
Thousands of crumpled paper balls with messages
By hand, identify or leave a trace.
The tacky red color can be seen once the cold winter arrives.
Inside the walls, these plum blossoms look extremely flamboyant.
Symbols - shapes - words - plums - clock towers
The rare things that are rarely seen because they are transient.
None of the above is relevant here.
When you go up to the clock tower, the building is accessible in all directions.
The roof is European, with spires and round arches.
Wake up and find yourself sleeping by the roadside.
The white plums are only in bloom for about two weeks.
They will be seen.
It is the viewer who is the maker of the exhibition site.
In the rooms with their various wooden floors, one meets several familiar faces.
For the past five months, time has jumped and stood still.
They are not presented directly.
In short, unfold some crumpled paper balls or leave some crumpled paper balls here.
Through the hands, old paper balls are unfolded, or new ones are crumpled.
Since moving here, I haven't seen anyone walk up to the clock tower.
From the viewpoint of the plum trees, the clock tower is most unique at night.
When it becomes warmer in May, one of the white plum trees will be in full bloom.
At that time, the moon will be in the gap of the arch.
The word "plum" corresponds to the pronunciation of "May", and I repeatedly drew the various shapes of plum blossoms—some of them from the Mustard Seed Garden Painting Collection—and a European-style clock tower on plain A4 papers. Afterward, they were all crumpled into about two hundred paper balls, mixed with some paper balls are written names of street shops in both English and Chinese, featuring incomplete names and improvised scribbles from others.
The audience is welcome to open the crumpled paper balls under the white umbrellas, in the raffle boxes, and on the mock grass to see what's inside and to crumple their own paper balls to throw on site.
I have been concerned about cracks recently. For example, using disconnected strokes on white paper to outline imagery that requires more association to recognize. This time, I tried to disconnect every single point, leaving the gaps so that people can access and exit.
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