Sentimental Journey 梦游 (2014)
It takes almost 12 hours to drive between Rochester and New York City and back. During late 2013 to early 2014, I drove each weekend through the day and through the night, and documenting the experience. Since this actual journey has come to an end, I can now focus on the concept of the print itself, as a psychic journey creating an idea that time is layered over again and again. The dark surface not only represents about 12 hours of time, but also shows the dying of time and how memories fade away. A photograph is not only a moment of time, but also the concentration of time. I freeze this journey, and then repeat it again and again during the printing process. The photograph is a time thickener, not recorder.
Installation view at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2014