张文心

Five Nights, Aquarium

2012-2013

Five Nights, Aquarium is a non-linear narration weaved by photographs and five short written works.

I try to reconstruct my inner journey from trips I’ve made between my home country China and San Francisco during these two years in a truthful way, but the overloaded feelings of estrangement and desolation created by the journey have transformed my memories into illusions of confinement. I chose five nights in the whole reconstructed journey story, using five short semi-fictional short stories as clue, to portray the imaginary aquarium. The stories are cold yet intimate, sensual yet intangible. The narration of journey moves from real to imagined spaces, exploring the boundaries between autobiography and fiction.

 

《五个夜晚,水族馆》

2012-2013

《五个夜晚,水族馆》是一个由照片与五篇短写作编织而成的一篇非线性故事。

我试图重建在中美之间往返的旅居感受,但介于两种身份与状态之间怪异处境把记忆改造为充满禁闭感的半虚构叙事。我选取了重构的旅程中的五个夜晚,由五个介于真实与虚幻之间的小故事为线索,描绘了一段同时具备亲密与冰冷特征的时光。