Mountain River Jump!: A Thunder and Eaglewood
2020.7.25 - 2020.9.6
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河东狮 Lioness Roars No.1
新世界山水·墨池法 New World Shan Shui·Ink Pool
中国书画墨水，康颂水彩纸 Chinese ink on Canson watercolor paper
Pearls which are created by this giant shell transform into lottery balls, floating in the sky. This scenario tells an underground urban story about luck: it is said that winning numbers will be hidden in the Teletubbies.
Xie xie Crab tends to use its neurons to export problem solving method and express their thankfulness. This amphibian spits bubbles of syllogism, which transform into lottery balls, floating in the air.
Mountain River Jump! has chosen 49 Chinese animal idioms from dictionary, then illustrated for them and made them into 49 divinatory cards. We can see how our ancestors described human’s situation through animal idioms. This kind of metaphors can be also found in Zhou Yi. These 49 cards can be distributed into 7 groups, from 0 The dragon’s nine distinguished sons to 48 Time flies like a golden crow and runs like a jade rabbit, including different stages of personal growth. For example, some of the cards are telling stories about new born, development, fights, reflections and rebirth. Divinatory cards are common in human culture while Tarot Cards are the most popular. In China, there is also a long history of divination. Mountain River Jump! is using Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms to see what will come out when eastern cultural genes mix with fortunetelling in the context of contemporary world. Meanwhile, they have strong curiosity towards human psychology and of individuals’ narration.
Hydra attracts biologists because of their regenerative ability – they do not appear to die of old age, or indeed to age at all. Bubbles transform into lottery balls, floating in water, concealing the codes which human could not decode.
Mountain River Jump! creates a digital divination system introducing natural symbolic elements. This video invites viewers to hear from The Call of Animism, by imagining drawing energy from the beings existed around us.
Huang He’s works are inspired from a particular ink-painting method, which is believed to have originated in the Tang Dynasty, named Ink Pool. By using paper to record the instantaneous moments of the flowing ink, she tries to evoke free association in the viewers’ mind. Analogous to the famous Rorschach Inkblot Test in psychiatry, she assumes the patterns of the ink flows can tell the spiritual characteristics of human beings. There is a fluorescent signature from the artist on each drawing.