张文心

Beast by the Waterfall Guesthouse is a non-linear photographic story discusses the loss and rediscovery of estrangement and desire. 

I used fantasized the world as a sleeping beast, who was gigantic, bizarre, and quiet. I was able to imagine it as my secret friend, regardless of its wishes. The silence of the beast was an umbrella, shielding off most truths of the world. Everywhere was but a strange land waiting to be explored and discovered. 

Once I was able to fend myself, the world changed, from a given and relatively static universe, to an ever-moving, progressing ribbon that needed to be pursued. For me, this caused the loss of one dimension. 

To find my lost dimension back, I escaped from my routine life and started my trip of getting lost. I went travelling in the mountains, forest and people’s houses, where I encountered strangers, animals and waterfalls. In the photographs, the visual difference between animal and human body is blurred, as well as the senses of space and time.

 

《瀑布招待所旁的巨兽》是一部非线性的摄影故事,关于陌生感与野性的丢失于找回。 

当孩子仍是孩子,世界如沉睡的巨兽般哑然陌生,这沉默隔绝了人世的大部分真相,生活的所有必需被拱手奉上,不需与世界建立利害关系,处处可被当做陌生的待探索之地——地图上的一小片图案。 

而当人获得生存能力之后,便会在解释和分析社会的过程中不停安放自己在其中的位置。仿佛世界由一个现成且相对静止的微型宇宙,变成了一条永远向前更新的,需要用力追赶的缎带,这造成了一个维度的丧失。 

抱着找寻这一丧失的维度的希望,我逃离日常生活,开始了一段以迷失为目的的旅程。