The Naming of a River 对一条河流的命名
Cheng Xinhao 程新皓

Size: 160mm × 250mm × 25mm
128 pages, Hardcover, Fold-over Page
First Edition: 500, including 400 normal editions & 100 special editions
Published in May 2016, purchase here

16 × 25 × 2.5 cm
128页,拉页精装
限量 500 册
2016年六月出版,点这购买

About the Author

Cheng Xinhao, born in Yunnan Province in 1985, got his Ph.D. from the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering in PKU in 2013. As one of the finalists of 2015 Three Shadow Photography Award he won the Shiseido Photographer Prize. Now he lives and works as an artist in Kunming Yunnan.

About the Book

In the beginning of 2014, the photographer went back to his hometown Kunming and found a "Pictures of Six Rivers in Yunnan's Provincial Capital" drawn by Huang Shijie, an official in Qing Dynasty. Inspired by the book he started to take sampling photos for Panlong River and tried to identify it again with old memories. At the same time he was researching the relationship between time and space beyond the river.

The book was made as a long gatefold in two sides. In the front side scattered perspectives of riverside sceneries, showing every section of the river originally, while in the back side there are picture related to the river in different times: humans met in a time in a place, rocks showing huge changes in millions of years, or eucalyptus leaves renewing every year. The two-side design shows the artist's practice of seeking for relations between external scenery and inner logic behind it. In the end of the book, a picture of sedimentary rocks gives a imagery expression for the issue the artist was discussing: time must be characterized in a space, and space must be shaped in a time. Their intertwining relationship will not be changed forever.

[关于作者]

程新皓,1985年出生于云南。2013年毕业于北京大学化学与分子工程学院,获博士学位。2015年凭借《对一条河流的命名》入围三影堂摄影奖并获资生堂摄影奖。现作为艺术家工作生活于云南昆明。

[关于本书]

2014年初,回到故乡昆明的程新皓从清人黄士杰所绘制的《云南省城六河图说》出发,对昆明的母亲河盘龙江——这条熟悉又陌生的河流开始了抽样探寻式的拍摄,并对发生在这条河流之上的时间与空间的关系提出了疑问。
本书将这部作品以一个双面长拉页的形式呈现:正面是散点透视的河岸风景,如同还原出一条河岸的片片切面;背面则是与之关联着的交错时间关系的图像,比如某时某刻在某地相遇的人,在岩石中显现的数亿年沧海桑田的变迁以及每年都在新陈代谢的桉树叶等等。正反两面如此编排也暗合了作者通过拆解河岸风景表象与背后内在逻辑这一实践的深层联系。在书本末处,通过一个沉积岩装置的图像把作者探寻的问题进行了形象的表述——时间必须在空间上被表征,空间在时间上被形塑,两者是永远被纠缠在一起的关系。

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