The second balloon project
The second balloon project was completed in the first phase (2020.12.28-2021.1.28), during the stay at the Nanchuan Lixiang Lake Residency Base of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. Through several visits in the villages near Chongqing, what impresses the artist most is the farming phenomenon that can be seen everywhere. Through researches, he discovers that local residents' understanding and use of cultivated land have expanded the artist's understanding of cultivated land. For the surrounding areas of Chongqing, the arable land here is not a large area of flat land. It is dependent on the local stratigraphic structure. Any place a person can get involved can be turned into arable land, and the vegetables as well as the land that can be seen everywhere present a three-dimensional form.
The relationship between vegetables and land is no longer single, which subverts the artist's perception and understanding of the relationship and structure of the two. Vegetables and the land, because of the relationship and structure of the localized reality, the local and large-scale space reconstruction and presentation created, inspire the artist's perception and exploration of the localized space. The artist uses balloons, which contain the idea of uncertainty, to establish simple connections with the land, and then explores the relationship between the space concept and the space concept in reality.
*The project is supported by The Young Artist Residency Program of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and sponsored by CAMP SPACE.