“Interval,” in modern Chinese, is defined as “gap” or “blank space.”
I have left my hometown for years, i.e. my birthplace, an open and vast land in the north of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, where multiple nationalities are living. In history, this was a part of the Silk Road; but today, it is the most remote area in China. Theses photos originally recorded my visits to the places where my father’s generation had been, my grandfather and father had worked. In four years after the year of 2012, I traveled through oases, passes, villages and towns, to search for the legends and stories about those places.
The once prosperous Silk Road has gone forever, while my hometown experienced great changes. Mountains are still there, but other things changed, while seemingly unchanged.
My steps gradually reached beyond the range of my hometown, and extended to the ancient paths in the remote desert. There, the changes in surfaces of things perfectly reflect the changes in people’s minds.
Creation date: 2012-2015
Size: L 100cm*80cm，S 50cm*40cm