街景 /Streetscape/自述/Statement

 

 

如同人不能跳进同一条河流中,在我家的窗口也不能看到同一个风景。这个城市的一切都是临时的:街道、建筑、购物中心、火车站、机场、交通路线、树木和路标等等,更不用说人群了,无论是这个城市的长住居民还是流动人口,没有什么东西是固定不变的。这里一切的改变就像电话号码的更改一样微不足道。

我的摄影正是想努力凝固这些流动的事物,再把这些凝固的影像置于瞬息万变的背景中。这些匆匆而过的事物在他们的世界中是相遇或是错过,我都不在乎。我只是想再现这种混乱的逻辑,这些无法把握的规律和它们的让人迷惑的魔力。我只是对这个世界有那么一点感情,并且把这么一点感情平分给世界上的每一个事物,因此我记录我的眼睛所见。作为一个目击者,我想在我所建立的小人国中去保留我生活中的记忆,或者是去建造一个转瞬即逝的城市风景纪念碑。

既然对着自家的窗口也是一种旅游,那么,我把所做的街景放在异国的展厅中呈现在异国的观众面前也可谓为一种反向的旅游(是城市去旅游人,而不是人去旅游城市),既然我们都按照一种既成模式来建设城市,而我们对自己居住的城市和别处的城市同样感到陌生,我们要现代化,我们要加入WTO,我们要得到世界上的一切,所以我要把中国街景照片模型和曼谷和东京和全世界的大城市的街景连接在一起,以便更好地做一个全球一体化的梦。全球城市的理想在我的小人国中提前实现吧!

 

 

About “Streetscape”

Chen Shaoxiong

 

Like a person can’t jump into a same river twice, I can’t see the same scenery while looking into the window in my house. Everything in this city is temporary: streets, buildings, shopping centers, train station, airport, transit ways, trees, road marks and etc; even the crowds. No matter permanent or temporary residents, nothing is fixed. Everything changes easily just like altering a telephone number.

 

 

I try to use my photography to fix these moving objects, and then put these fixed images back to the moving backgrounds. These moments (things) either meet or by-pass each other in this world, it doesn’t really matter. I would like to replay this chaotic logic, these uncontrollable rules and its confusing magic. Just because I still have a bit of passion to this world and would like to share this passion with every single object of the world, I have to record what I have seen. As a witness myself, I would like to keep the memory of my life inside my built-up small-scale country, or to build a scenery monument for this ever changing city.

 

Since seeing scenery at a window is a kind of tourism, my works can also be called an opposite kind (a city travelling in people, or people travelling in a city) when they are put into an exhibition space in a foreign country. Since we build a city according to some existing rules; we feel the same strangeness of our own city as foreign ones; we want to be modern; we want to join the WTO and we want everything that this world can offer, I would like my works of street images in China to be associated with Bangkok, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, New York and other big cities alike. If so, I can provide a better dream for such a globalization.

Let’s fulfill this dream advanced in my small scale country!

 

 

 
 
 

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