I mainly consider my work from two aspects. The first is the problematic "present" : why the present shows as it is, and what is its potential possibility? This "present" at least represents in three levels, one is modernization and its genealogy, the other is the production of the space, and the third is the construction of knowledge. Together, these three constitute an analysis of the present, and this is a common concern in all my art works. The second is a geographical consideration: all my works are related to Yunnan Province in China. They cut in from different locations in Yunnan, and finally constitute a depiction of the interconnection of this region.

Specifically, "The Name of a River" presents a complex composition of as "the present" through an analysis of a river which passing through Kunming City; "Times of Different Sources" is about the urbanization of a small village near Lijiang City. In this series, I am trying to analyze is the logics behind the changing, and how these logics from different historical moments coexist and conflict in the present; " Strange Terrains" is about the modernization of an ethnic group living in the borderlands. The modernization there is not a one-way process: new knowledge and traditions are constantly being produced, and the space in which they live is re-produced by their practice. The "Nature History of the East Island", which is an ongoing project, is mainly focus on the construction of knowledge. In this project, I try to discuss how the various contingency and personal factors affect on the discourse and knowledge.

我真正关注的核心是关于问题化的“当下”,也就是当下为何如其所是,而若非必然如此,那还有什么样的可能性。如果展开来说,就是一连串福柯式的排比疑问:为什么有的问题在当下成为了问题?它是被镶嵌在什么样的话语中?背后是怎样的权力关系的部署?这种话语的起源在哪里,而又如何与其他的话语整合形成了现在的样子?它在何处发生了断裂?在何时、何处以及为何变得可见?在何时、何处以及为何变得可被言说?这种可见性与可言说性又如何被整合在一起?那么,实际上这个“当下”就至少被分解在三个层面上,一是现代化及其谱系,二是可见性的空间的生产,三是可言说的真理化的知识的制造。这三者共同构成了对当下的分析,而这也是我所有作品中的共同关注点。

其中《对一条河流的命名》通过对一条穿过昆明城的河流及其周边事物的分析,呈现了被表述为“当下”的复杂组成;《来源不同的时间》是关于丽江城边一个小村的城市化,我试图分析的是这种变迁背后的逻辑,是这些来自不同历史的逻辑如何在当下进行共存和冲突的问题;《陌生地形》是关于一个生活在边疆的族群的现代化问题,但这种现代化又不是一个单方面的过程:在其中新的知识和传统被不断生产出来,而他们生活的空间也被他们的实践所再造。而现在正在进行的《东岛博物志》则是主要关注知识的生产。在这个项目里,我试图通过虚构出曾经可能存在但并非真正实现的知识和文本,来讨论话语与知识被制造之始的各种偶然性和个人因素。

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