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stills from videos 视频截图

 

Water Album, video installation (2011)

Ma Yuan’s Water Album built an archive for water. Based on the difference in direction, speed, quantity and weather, he captured twelve portraits of the water. According to his catalogue, I’ve been searching for water with the similar status along Chicago River. Originally, Chicago River flew from west to east, from urban area to Lake Michigan. In the late 1800s, the river was badly polluted, and in order to prevent the pollution from expanding, Chicago government decided to reverse the flow of Chicago River. And this project , almost like a greek myth, succeeded, and the river is flowing in the opposite direction, from the east to the west.

水图,视频装置 (2011)

马远的《水图》为水建立了一套档案,基于不同的方向、速度、流量和天气,为水留存了十二张影像。藉由他的分类,我沿着芝加哥河寻找他所描述的水的面貌。芝加哥河原本是由西向东,由城区流向密歇根湖;十九世纪末芝加哥的工业污染和生活垃圾使河流严重污染,为了防止污染进一步蔓延到密歇根湖,1900年起芝加哥政府决定倒转芝加哥河的流向。通过开凿支流、修建水闸等一系列的措施,这古典神话一般的计划变成了现实;人生长恨水长东已是无效的慨叹,人能使河水倒流。