YUANDAN
元旦

— 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. The Village was about to be torn down because of city planning and the goats were about to be homeless.

在小洼村最后的岁月里,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。







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.