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stills from videos 视频截图

 

Water Album, video installation (2011)

Based on the difference in direction, speed, quantity and weather,Ma Yuan’s Water Album categorized water into 12 statues. I search for them along Chicago River. Originally, Chicago River flew from west to east, from urban area to Lake Michigan. In the late 1800s, when the river was badly polluted, in order to prevent the pollution from expanding into Michigan Lake, Chicago government decided to reverse the flow of Chicago River. Almost sounds like a greek mythology, this project succeeded, and the river is now flowing from the east to the west.

水图,视频装置 (2011)

基于不同的方向、速度、流量和天气,马远的《水图》将水分为十二种状态。我沿着芝加哥河寻找他所描述的水的面貌。芝加哥河原本是西向东流,亦即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,希腊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。