你不要到南方去,你不要到北方去 Don't You Go to the South, nor to the North (2022), Single-Channel Video (color, sound), 54'43"

 

在此区域,流向太平洋的澜沧江和流向印度洋的怒江被碧罗雪山区隔。现代公路建成前,从兰坪至知子罗的盐马古道是进入怒江峡谷的最重要的道路。这条道路和行走于其上的马帮使得知子罗一度繁荣,而这个小城也因取道它途的公路建设而被荒弃。

2022年10月29日,我打了一壶澜沧江水,沿半存半荒的盐马古道由东向西翻越碧罗雪山,最终在2022年11月1日抵达怒江边,将澜沧江水倒入怒江中。

In this area, the Lancang (Mekong) River, which flows to the Pacific Ocean, and the Nu (Salween) River, which flows to the Indian Ocean, are separated by the Biluo Snow Mountains. Before the modern highway was built, the Salt Horse Road from Lanping to Zhiziluo was the most important way to enter the Nu River Valley. The road and the caravans on it made Zhiziluo prosperous for a time, but it was abandoned later with the construction of the highway that took another way.

On October 29, 2022, I gathered a pot of water in the Lancang River and then crossed the Biluo Snow Mountains from east to west along the half-existing and half-abandoned Salt Horse Road, and finally reached the Nu River and poured the water into it on November 1, 2022.

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