Hunt

Hunt/觅 2009 Video

Video DVD Edition of 5 + AP

The subject here is in this work is freedom and what freedom means in life.  To address this idea, I chose birds, in particular seagulls, flying back and forth.

Blue sky with white clouds, seagulls flying back and forth; it is one of the most beautiful and calm images one can imagine. Yet in this very normal picture, there are abnormalities.   The flying birds here are between real and unreal; the act of “hunting” is reduced to “being fed”; the idea of freedom is not far from “lack of choice”. With anxiety and desperation we are getting closer and closer to the sun and brightness of all, is that freedom?

蓝天白云,海鸥成群的飞来飞去是优美的和轻松的画面。海鸥让我首先联想到的是自由。杜甫有句诗,“飘飘何所似,天地一沙鸥”讲的就是自由。而这里的不停飞翔的海鸥离自由真的很近吗?

它们不停的飞,等待人们给它们喂食,鸟叫声,风声在蓝天白云的陪衬下又何其无奈和疲惫。

有句古话叫作“人为财死,鸟为食亡”。鸟的一生是写在一个“觅”字里,那么人呢?

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