Mist in Half Walls
In the building group of the Nanjing Tulou Building (large-scale terracotta residential building in the mountainous area) in Fujian Province, there is a wall of the “Shide Building” earthen building that was burned by the Taiping Army in 1864. The ruined wall after burning is faintly visible in the past. I collected waste wood furniture, farm tools, etc. from local villages, launched local carpenters, and used their original and superb techniques to embed these wooden furniture on the wall, trying to restore the original life of the former Tulou residents and create a life of the past. Imagery. Trying to create such a scene, the theater with the breath of life and traces of life will be spread out in front of the audience.
Documentary for Mist in Half Walls ，2013， single-screen video ，15’30”
When I was creating my installation work Mist in Half Walls in Nanjing in Fujian Province in 2013, I was moved by the original construction way of the local craftsmen. During constructing my work, the three carpenters had very good tacit understanding in their talks and acts, especially when they were delivering things in high places, and their work was like a performance in air. thus, I recorded this dramatic process.