Time was so fast,now it’s in May of 2013.These days,the trees blowballs like snow fly in the air.It’s dry and more dusts fallow the big track,long time no raining.
The road’s constructing was confirmed,the villagers start constructing new temporary buildings for get more compensations from the government .Even they know the compensation is very small.Some buildings never used,but it will be destroy.The government never asked us if we want to move and we don’t know where we are going.The grocery’s owner Wang Gaoqi faced he will lost his grocery and home,he lost the hope in his life,so he sleep on the bed two weeks.
I invited Lu Daode the old painter in the village to paint Sol LeWitt’s two “Wall Drawing” with me.He is seventy now,he had worked on the patterns of furniture and ancient buildings,now he is drawing the jinni for living.At first he refused me because he never like the art from the west,even he disgusted them.Maybe as my sincereness,or I told him I will pay him the salary,he received my inviting.
We finished the wall drawings and we enjoyed our collaboration.He is serious and professional in the works.He was so glad as we call him “master Lu” and he drinking more in every night’s dinner, we were exchanged our attitude and experiences in art.He like the two wall drawings and interested more information about morden art history.The villagers were viewed our works and told us they can not understand these art,even they think they are beautiful.They can not received it just because they can’t read the story from it.
The two wall drawings coved some dusty after some days,it’s more harmonious in the village.people have accommodated it and not discussed on it.
We hosted a “Weekend Cinema ” in A Library,we displayed two films in Saturday and Sunday’s afternoon.The children do not like serious art film,they like animated films.At first I complained them and then I received this reality because we faced their grow environment,not the children.We collected more good animated films for them,so Weekend Cinema’s audience more and more.
Ellen Zweig,artist and poet based in New York have a visiting in Qiuzhaung Project,she made a picnic for the children out of the village,she made the west food with our vegetable and food.More than 40 children and some adults shared the foods with Ellen and communicated use their ways. It’s their fist time take part in the picnic party and share the time with a foreigner.
More children like A Library,but adults less.One side,they are busying get more money and no time come to library.Another side,they think reading is children’s work,not about them.
My father told Ellen that he was proud as he has a son like me,that time, I felt so warmly. My father never understand me and don’t support me in my art career.I had try to communicated with talking,but I failure.Now I realize that it’s so important I come back and working beside my father.My father start understand me as his experience in my arts and behaviours. The experience is so important in art,it’s hard to receive a new ideology if no experience.It’s same,people in the village start receive the library and me.I start construct a relationship between me and the villagers.
We designed the poster of Ulay/Abramovic like the business advertise beside the road,they are rude and directness,harmony with the village.We were pasted them on the wall beside the road and mixed them in the business advertise.Ulay/Abramovic’s performance video was displayed in Wang Gaoqi’s grocery,mix the goods and food’s smells,it’s wonderful,they are belong to here.Wang Gaoqi,the owner of the grocery looked them all days and he start think about what their meaning.A woman can not received the performance as they were naked.So Wang Gaoqi closed the video when she shopping,he opened it when she left.The villagers always asked me what’s meaning of this arts,they can not understand why they are art,and they hope I write the meaning on the posters.
My father start tension as I printed Aday Warhol’s Mao,different colors on Mao’s face,he worry about the authorities will give me trouble as I insult our leader. Same,the printery was tension also,they don’t allowed their name in the poster and don’t let me film it.I know,we are live in the communist country,people are afraid of freedom as the hypercritical political,they are habit to self-examine for protecting. I liked these pieces,so I want send Mao to every family in the village.It’s unexpectedly that more people don’t like the three pieces,they don’t like the colors on Mao’s face.It’s interesting,the same portrait of Mao,people don’t like it just as the colors;same pieces,the fate is different in China and the West. I know people need more time to receive a new thing,it’s a process.It’s a challenge to villager’s bounds in concepts.I believe they will like Andy Warhol’s Mao in the future.
A journalist asked me that if art can change the society,I said: “ I think art is so small and so disability when it want change the world,benefits always drived the world’s running.I’v never extravagant hope my art can change my village,I just hope these art can take more pleasure and good memory to people,to myself. ”