策展人 | 姜纬 Jiang Wei
艺术家 | 周麒 Zhou Qi
The Resort explores the relationship between people and their environment in the contemporary social space of the urban resort, and the resulting consumerism, aesthetic sensibility and group consciousness. The traditional Chinese concept of 'love in the landscape' has led city builders to create recreational resorts in urban areas that are located near mountains and water. The post-industrial consumerism of the landscape is defined by the people who have temporarily escaped the distractions of life, and the scenes, both reasonable and unreasonable, are overwhelming. At times I even looked at this "stage" built by the landscape with admiration, as it was clear that the landscape and the people and their interactions were the essence of life in our time.
I used an 8×10 large format film camera for this project, to develop a personal viewing experience while discovering the universality of the essential meaning of the subject, thus approaching what Heidegger called the "unclouded truth", which is also my understanding of the aesthetics of photography.