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.

开车往返于罗彻斯特与纽约市之间的时间平均为12个小时。自2013年下半年到2014年中旬,每个周末我都往返于这段日夜不分的旅途当中,同时用相机记录下了这段记忆。现实的旅途最终画上了句点,于是衍生出这段精神上的感伤之旅。我将整个印刷过程称为精神之旅途,每一次相纸在打印机里的进出,便又是一次虚幻的旅途,去、故事、以及回,每张相纸我都重复打印了三遍。作品黑色的表面不仅是因为12小时的长时间曝光,同时也象征着记忆无情的暗淡消逝。

照片本身不仅仅是一瞬间,却也是时间段的集合体。我将这段旅程凝固,其后便不断通过打印将其重现。照片本是时间浓缩机,而非记录器。

Installation view at the Agora Gallery, New York, 2015

Installation view at the Agora Gallery, New York, 2015

Installation view at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2014