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Fish Zine


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Text: Xiaotong


Since the first night of moving into the Dasheng encircled village, Ye Po's work schedule has changed to early to bed and early to rise. He always wakes up at about four in the morning, and the sky is still dark, but the entire Dasheng enclosure is full of the sounds of early birds. He wandered to every corner of the fish pond among the sound of birds, watching the sunrise from different angles: sometimes hiding behind the leaves, watching the bright white sunlight illuminate the branches floating on the water. White, sometimes the sunlight in the sky illuminates the ripples of the pool water into bright white circles. At dusk, he also looked around for an angle to watch the sunset, sitting on the grass and waiting in a daze, looking up, suddenly saw a bunch of orange sunlight splashing down the pool water, and the small wooden boat on the pool surface became a dark silhouette...


For a long time, Ye Po, who lives in the city, didn't stare at the subtle changes of nature so carefully. He recorded these natural sceneries and added a soundtrack to produce his artwork "Ning". The work is divided into two parts. The first part is "Video Installation Art", which uses fishing nets, leaves, stones, and discarded objects on the road from the fishing village to create an installation sheet music that floats on the surface of the fish pond. In this way, " "Sound" becomes the "object symbol" visible to the eyes. Whenever the fishing net sinks, the daylight changes, the feng shui, and the fish move, the sheet music that floats on the water will change.


There is another part of "Modular Object Score" in the work. It was originally intended for the public to participate in the creation of this natural music. He brought back to the city some readily available materials from the village, including more than a hundred pieces of lead that had been firmly anchored in the fishing nets, etc., and added some materials to the original movement to change the soundtrack.


His residence in the village was the home of the villager Aunt Lan, so he and Aunt Lan lived together for a period of time. It was winter and the weather was quite cold. He forced himself to get up early in the morning to look around for the beautiful scenery. After a round of shooting, Aunt Lan would come to work in the fishing pond around 9 o'clock. He asked Aunt Lan how the fishermen here raise fish, so he knew Aunt Lan would feed the fish with milk powder, bread, etc., and the color of the fish pond he stared at originally reflected whether the pH of the water was suitable. Aunt Lan knew whether he needed to "pump up air" to increase the oxygen content in the water.


At noon, he came to Aunt Lan's house and had lunch with her family. He felt very honored to be able to eat the "salty" made by Aunt Lan himself-salted fish that was not too salty and not too dry. The dining table also included Aunt Lan's hometown sausages and the instant picks grown by neighbors. Instant lettuce and so on. After lunch, Aunt Lan will go to the village office to play mahjong. He bids farewell to Aunt Lan, returns to his residence for a nap, and then goes to the fishing pond to look for the beautiful sunset in the afternoon. When going out in the afternoon, the fishing village becomes lively. He will see children playing football and cycling, and the sound of radios and TV sets can be heard from the houses in the village. At night, he came to Aunt Lan's house for dinner again, and what he ate was the scorpionfish raised by Aunt Lan in the fishing pond. Then fall asleep early.


Next to the fishing pond, there are fruit trees planted by Aunt Lan. Whenever the leaves pass by the fruit trees, Aunt Lan will introduce them to him, and will also pick mangoes, oranges, guava, bananas, etc. from the trees and give them to him. Aunt Lan said while picking it up that she was willing to share fruit with tourists, but some tourists did not ask to pick it up, which was very rude. Aunt Lan said as she pointed to a banana tree whose fruit had been cut away.


The life in the village is probably spent like this. Every day I look forward to the sunrise, and then look forward to the sunset, enjoying the comfort, tranquility, and stability brought by the natural environment. Although the "egg yolk sun" of the sunset is fleeting, it is also worth it. The view waiting patiently by the pool. The reflection of the leaf and the light interlaced on the surface of the pond are as beautiful as an ink painting.


In the early morning of another day, he went out with a radio to record the sound of birds. Because the birds were very alert, he could only slow down his pace so as not to disturb the birds who were singing duet. He noticed that smaller birds usually have a crisper sound and can sing. As for the large heron in the water, the sound is lower and cannot sing. At this time, a village cat followed his feet and kept moving around him until he stopped working and scratched the cat. The cat followed him very contentedly.


Go to Aunt Lan’s house for lunch as usual. Aunt Lan said that her life as a fisherman is very simple. There is no big change in what she does every day. She is also used to such a dull day. Although she will not make a lot of money, her life is very pleasant and she has no special troubles. .


The inspiration for Ye Po's "Ning" is: "In people's lives, people are often too fast and busy, without quiet gazing or discovering some tiny things, and they have lost a lot of ordinary beauty that is worthy of appreciation, reflection, and useless use. "He hopes that the audience can experience the beauty of silence through his works, and be more patient to appreciate the subtle changes in the natural scenery. "Through focused gaze, it will cause a deeper touch and reflect on the meaning of ordinary daily and useless use."

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