Faculty of Art
a river waiting for falling pears
inkjet print on handmade-paper, wood, paint on laminate flooring.
58*35*2inch installation#1, 70.5*25.5inch installation#2, 8*10inch photo book
This body of work includes a handmade photo book, two photo installations, and two found objects.
“In Denglu village(population 100), located in the Southwestern region of China, life flows calmly as water in a stream. Retreating from the pandemic and my urban life, I stayed in this remote village for a month and was enrapt and enlightened by the nature and way of life – butterflies, birds, scattered wooden houses, and its residents who live with all things nature has to offer. In an environment of self-sufficient subsistence, I become what Emerson calls a "walking transparent eyeball." Without a word, I wish to be a tree where I stand up, a speck of dust when I lay down. At a time when disenchantment becomes the mantra of modernization and penetrates every inch of our lives, I seek to explore the original and symbiotic relationship between humans and nature on this land.”
Zhuoqing Tan aka. Tizzi
“Tizzi's works are mostly lens-based, but not confined to any specific medium. She focuses on the subtle perceptions of human activities and explores the meanings of existence under current social...” [More]
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