the only song i can remember March 2019
A Flow of Guqin with the sound of Chinese ancient music Meihua Sannong(梅花三弄)
Calligraphy slide, 50cm*9m
From my perspective, the old piano on-site gave me a strong sense of "western". At the moment I saw it for the first time, I decided to make something based on it.
I had learned Guqin in China for two years when I was a child. Guqin's notation is unique and extremely hard to remember, which not only shows the notes and rhythm but also represents the specific fingering and string. After many years, all I can remember is the notes of Meihua Sannong, a popular song that every learner learns. I almost forget how to read the notation.
To me, the notation has become a representative of time losing and a sense of estrangement. When a "west-born" instrument sounded an ancient Chinese song, a kind of conflict as well as harmony coexisted. Also, the hybridization of cultures in my body was shown.
The is a sound installation I made in an exhibition called Laid-back. The work was made based on an existing object (the piano) in the exhibition space.