还归何处2 There They Return Again 2 (2021), Two-Channel Video, 37'09"

 

献给莫大爹和他的老屋

For Grandpa Mo and his old house

百余年前,西山上的一些松木被砍伐,被拖到水边,用船运过滇池,换成牛车,穿过滇池东岸的平原,成为一所新建房屋的柱与椽。时光流逝,四代人一度在此居住。新房变为旧屋,旧屋变为瓦砾与陈土。2021年10月31日,我在西山上寻找到一株倒伏的树,截取其中一段,在另一个时空中重演了百年前的旅程。

 

Over a hundred years ago, some pine trees were cut down and transported through the Dianchi lake by boat, and then to the Xiao'er village by bullock carts. These trees became Grandpa Mo's house. Four generations passed, while the new building became old house, and then became ruin and earth. On 31 August 2021, I cut down a tree and carried it 30 km to the ruin of the house.