单频道标清录像,CRT电视机 / single-channel SD video, CRT television set,有声 / sound,2’14”,2013
作品自述 / Artist Statement:
Over the past 40 years, the China Central Television (CCTV) evening weather report has unwaveringly stuck to its unchanging patterns. For example, the map displaying the national borders that shows interactive dotted city shapes, the advertisement windows that correlate with each city, the classic Chinese "Fisherman's Song" playing in the background, etc. It appears that the mission of propagating geographical knowledge of one's city as it relates to one's national territory has always been shouldered by the weather report. The use of advertisement pop-ups as an "image within an image" is an aid that helps the audience establish a basic cognitive understanding of the numerous "foreign lands". In the early days of the broadcast, the images in the main screen window mainly served as a resource for touristic travel, showcasing the places of interest to be found in each location. Not long after, it became an advertisement platform for the companies in each locality. Furthermore, with the addition of electronic folk tunes adapted by composer Pu Qizhan, the weather report as a TV-program has on the whole constructed itself into a land of purity, peace and tranquility.
But with this generation easing its way into the age of globalization, the influx of international popular culture makes young people feel somewhat anxious about getting to know more and further reaches of the world. And among the images of places worldwide, the ones that hold the most emotional appeal are apparently the images that appear in movies. By means of these images, we seem to gain an understanding of numerous places where we haven't yet set foot. In order to bring together fictional experiences which collected over a span of several years, I imitate the classical style of the CCTV weather report, and broadens its scope into a broadcast with an "international horizon". At the same time, in passing through these cities or regions, I also adopt dramatic images taken from movies to supplement the advertisement windows in the program's interface. The worldwide weather conditions shown in the work are dependent on my subjective appraisal of meteorological conditions as they appear or are mentioned in the pictures themselves.
展出履历 / Related Exhibitions:
旋构塔 - 青年艺术实验场,北京时代美术馆,北京,2016
Replay, White Space Beijing, Beijing, 2018
The New Masses, Art Museum of Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing, 2018
Twin Interfaces, Shangduli, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, 2017
Up-Youth:China Young Artists Exhibition 2016, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, 2016
Come Rain or Come Shine, Aike Gallery, Shanghai, 2013