YUANDAN, 2022
元旦, 2022

— single channel video
— work in progress


In the last days of Xiaowa Village, I tied my GoPro onto a goat, where it records the birth and death of another goat during their everyday life. Due to land collapsing in local area which was resulted from the heavy mining in the past decades, the village has been torn down, and the goats are the very last dewllers there. This video explores the condition of the animal lying among life, meat and machine, as well as the disjuction between personal experience and social change in contemporary China.







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.