FOUNTAIN / 泉
Cai Dongdong/蔡东东

Size/220 x 270 x 15mm
92 pages, Hardcover, Leatherbound
First Edition: 500,published in Nov. 2015
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尺寸/220 x 270 x 15mm
规格/92页,皮面精装
限量/500本,2015年11月出版
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Cai Dongdong, born in Tianshui Ganshu in 1978, enlisted in 1996, studied at Beijing Film Academy in 2002. Now he lives and works in Beijing. He was awarded the first prize of the 3rd premio Terna prize in 2010. He awarded as TOP 20 of Chinese New Photographer Award in 2015.

Statement by the artist
These works were sourced from my photos taken in these years. They were piled up like chicken ribs, so I operated on them, like a surgeon. I applied various methods according to different pictures: engraving, rubbing, curling, or making a photography installation with other objects. I tried all I can to save these pictures by giving them new meanings. Each picture was printed by hand. I looked them over and over to explore their inner dramatic structures, or even another space. When the image is regarded as a pure object, the print becomes a tangible place.

蔡东东,1978年出生于甘肃天水,1996年入伍, 2002年就学于北京电影学院,目前生活工作于北京。他于2010年获得意大利“第三届特尔纳(Terna)当代艺术奖”一等奖;2011 年参加意大利UNIDEE艺术基金会驻留项目;2014年获选南方报业集团《ART289》杂志年度新势力;2015年获得TOP20中国摄影新锐奖。

[作者自述]

这些作品的图片来源,选自我多年拍摄积累的照片,它们闲置在那里,成为舍不得丢掉的“鸡肋”。于是我像一个外科医生一样对这些照片做起了手术,根据每张照片本身,我采用不同的方法——刻画、打磨、卷曲或与其它物体结合做成摄影装置等等。我极尽各种手段,挽救这些图像,并赋予它们新的意义。这些照片都是手工印制,我反复观看,找到并发掘它们内在所隐藏的戏剧性结构,甚至另一个空间,这样的创作模糊了对图像的触摸体验与认知体验之间的界限,尝试扩展了一张照片的外延,甚至营造一种绘画性的假象。通过强调图像形式上的属性,通过展现质疑图像与观看关系的方式,创作了逃脱指向关系的图片,当图像变成一个纯粹的物体时,图片也就成为了一个有形的场所。

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