我知道的并不多于我现在的所知 I Know No More Than What I Know Now
《永恒的未来》之衍生项目· The branch project of 'The Lasting Future'

"⼈类所能迈过的最长旅程并不能让他们冲破边界,⽽只会带领他们 回到最初的出发点。数世纪的劳作并不会多向⼈类透露⼀丁点造物 的秘密,多于他们现在的所知。

For the longest journey would merely return them to the place whence they'd come. Centuries of their labor would not reveal to them any more of Creation than they already knew."

—Ted Chiang


 

Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
Starting Point Digital photography2019
 

这个系列名为《我知道的并不多于我现在的所知》,是《永恒的未来》的项目分支.还在创作阶段,包括数码摄影,记忆游戏卡片以及相关的一些绘画和文字。非人工自然这个研究路径出发,我将创作切入点专注于捕捉人和自然景观的关系中出现的微妙的尴尬感和距离感。从而展现了离开了城市景观的范畴之后,面对自然时,人的局外者的身份如何被进一步强调。

This work is the branch project of ‘ The Lasting Future’, which is in progress from 2019. Currently there are about 12 photographic pictures,memory game cards and some related paintings and texts. Starting from the research path of ‘non-artificial nature’, I focus on the entry point to capture a kind of subtle awkwardness and sense of distance in the relationship between human and landscapes. This work shows how human’s ‘outsiders’ position is further emphasized when facing non-artificial nature after escaping from the piled up urban spectacles.

 

摄影部分所呈现出来的样貌是纪实拍摄,实际上是经过了数码修改和重组,以呈现出要传达的局外感:人在自然景观中的出现如同刚刚登上了未知星球的表面。在拍摄时,我选取风景扁平化的角度,加上后期的对图像细节的数码处理,使画面形成一个无上下文、无明确时间空间界限的舞台布景tableaus),人或人造物出现在这个tableaus上,却与之缺乏着叙事上的关联。图像中所有人的出现似乎是一个瞬间,一个对自然而言可以被完全忽略的瞬间。

The appearances presented by these photography seems to be documentary, in fact they have been digitally modified or reconstructed, in order to emphasize the “the outlier” feelingthe appearance of human in landscape is like having just landed on the surface of an unknown planet. When shooting the original images, I chose a flat angle of the landscape, coupled with the digital processing of the details, so that the images formed a stage setting (tableaus) without context, lacking the spatiotemporal axis. People and man-made objects appear inside this "tableau", but lack a narrative connection. The appearance of human in the image seems to be an instant that can be completely ignored by nature.

Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
Harbour,  Digital photography, 2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
  Parking,  Digital photography, 2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
Hot-dog Stal, Digital photography, 2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
Queue Up Digital photography2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
  On the way Digital photography2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
  Beach Digital photography2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
 The FactoryDigital photography2019
Digital photography from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
The ContainersDigital photography2019
 
 
发现世界的厚实,看出一块石头陌生到何等程度,我们感到无能无力,大自然显示出何等强度,一处风景就可以否定我们。自然美的深处,无不潜伏着非人的东西:就说这些山峦、天空的晴和,这些树木曼妙的图景,转瞬间就丧失了我们所赋予的幻想的意义,从此就跟失去的天堂一样遥不可及了。世界原初的敌意,穿越了数千年,又追上我们了。
——阿尔贝· 加缪

关于游戏记忆卡: 从宏观视角到细节的转换
The memory game cards — From a big perspective view to details

《美好的风景是为陌生人准备的》, 记忆游戏卡片,明信片,单张9.5*6.5cm*22张,外盒10*13.5*1cm,活字印刷,艺术微喷,手工制2版,2019

'The Good Things Are Prepared For Strangers', Memory game cards, Postcards, single 9.5*6.5cm, 22 sheets, outer box 10*13.5*1cm, letter Printing, Giclée, hand-made 2 plates, 2019

Memory game cards from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
当我刚到冰岛时,我惊叹于自然的每一个细节都有着奇异而细腻的美。但过了几天后,我开始忽视它们,就像我们常常忽视周围美好但是普通的事物。我觉得抱歉,想为它们做些什么,于是我将对于自然的宏观性观察视角转换到了细节上。我去拍摄同一个地点的不同时段的照片,将它们做成记忆卡片游戏。每张卡片的内容只是地上蔓延的流水,不宏大,不特殊,并且只有细微的差别,需要很专注的观察才能区分。就像我每天起床后,望向窗外的风景:它是一样的,但同时也是不一样的。

When I just arrived in Iceland, I was amazed at the fantastic and delicate beauty of every detail of nature. But after a few days, I began to ignore them, just as we often ignore the beautiful but ordinary things around us. I felt sorry and wanted to do something for them, so I took photos of the same location at different times and made them into a memory games, named “The Good Things Are Prepared For Strangers ”. The content of each photo is just flowing water that spreads on the ground, not grand, not special, and only subtle differences that require very focused observation to distinguish. It's like when I wake up every day and look at the scenery outside the window: it is the same, but at the same time it is different.

memory game cards from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
The memory game cards from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
The memory game cards  from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
flowing earth
部分卡片图案 selected card pattern

玩过记忆卡片的人或许意识到了:我设计的这套卡片难度非常高,因为每张卡片的图案太相似了,需要玩家全力集中注意力去观察每一个细节上的区别。这也是我想到达的效果:这种对于细节的深度观察带给我们某些更深层次的东西——长时间的努力观看和强迫式的记忆,使我们看事物看得更清楚,再清楚一些。这样,这些美丽的细节将以某种超验的方式穿过我们的身体,停留在我们的记忆中。如果以后你看到了类似的细节,那些美丽、复杂、优质却又普通而常见的细节时,你或许会感觉到它们从你的内部被唤醒——观看即是转化。

Those who have played memory cards may have realized that the set of cards I designed is very difficult, because the patterns of each card are too similar, requiring players to concentrate their attention on observing the differences in every detail. This is also the effect I want to achieve: this kind of in-depth observation of details brings us something deeper. After long-term hard watching and obsessive memory, we can see things more clearly and more clearly. In this way, these beautiful details will pass through our body in a transcendent way and stay in our memory. If you see similar details in the future, those beautiful, complex, unique but ordinary and common details, you may feel that they are awakened from within you: watching is transform.

展出现场
Exhibition site

Skaftfell艺术中⼼,塞济斯菲厄泽/冰岛,2019
 Herðubreið’s gallery space, Seydisfjordur, Iceland, 2019
Exhibition site from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
Exhibition site from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
Exhibition site from the art project of < I Know No More Than What I Know Now >, copyright  belongs to artist Jin Jing
观众在展览期间玩记忆游戏卡
The audiences played the memory game card during the exhibition

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