YUANDAN
元旦

— single channel video
— work in progress


I tie my gopro onto a goat, where it records the birth and death of another goat during their everyday life. 

我将运动相机绑在一只羊身上,它在羊的肚皮上记录了一只羊的生产和另一只羊的死亡。在拍摄时,我发现作为拍摄者的羊在观察另一只羊的生死时显得异常冷静:它偶尔凑上前去,几乎没有颤动,也不做任何事,唯有在吃饭和放牧的时间我们能体验到它高速的运动,在其他时候,它懒散地趴着或站立。我不知道它在想什么。
牧羊者说,大部分羊会在冬天生产,她们知道只有冬天出生的小羊才能够熬过一年,而在一年后的元旦,刚出生的肉羊将被批量运往羊汤馆成为年夜饭的一部分。







Nimitta


— single channel video
— 2:00min

A friend from the farm took this video of someone butchering a pig. I later replayed this footage on the butcher’s own monitor for watching his livestock.
In Buddism, nimitta refers to a mental image (sometimes translated as “sign”), which is an inner and more abstract image without an origin. On the other hand, animitta is a signless state where perception and physical pain do not exist.