The Image of the Silk Road - Tianshui Photography Biennale

On the road in the wood 林中路上

Group Exhibition by the Department of Motion Picture, Photography & Animation, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

On the road in the wood
Roads in a wood often end abruptly in the middle of nowhere.
They reach out into the wild just like one another.
These are what we mean by “roads in the wood”.
Forest rangers remember these roads by heart and they understand what it means to be walking on “roads in a wood”.

It was reason that made us choose the path of photography but it is will and determination that constantly push us forward. Our firm resolution to be better selves encourages us in every moment and eventually find its embodiment in our works. A road in the wood, taken or not, hopefully leads us to a source of creativity. Each road inspires us in its own way. As we experience these roads, we experience our own existence, exploring all possibilities through photography, painting, literature and all other forms.
Here we no longer pair works by teacher-disciple relationship, because the propose of art creation is never to label ourselves but to think outside of the box and come up with personal ways of expression. Through language of image like recording, decorating, installing, fabricating, they push the boundaries of the mind and directly point to the core of issues. In a world of chaos, we reflect on our spirit with a tender a heart. We maneuver through obstacles in our nomadic migration, which gives us a clear perspective into the process. Results matter less than the fact that we, just like forest rangers, are on the road in a wood. Department of Motion Picture, Photography & Animation, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

Dimanche, 2016, juin 12