• 投石问路

    Like a Rolling Stone

    装置,宋代瓷头像残件、仿真星球、鸟蛋、绿皮鸡蛋,尺寸可变,2018

    五月,相约闽南张革展自驾游西南,过娄底经通道、凤凰、茶峒、安化。在滇贵湘三省闻鸡鸣处,见三个光头老者争论“竞渡”由来,心有所感,相约革展北上汨罗,寻找屈原遗迹往事。

    六月,长沙清水堂,与革展结识青年古董商艳阳高照,在那里看见了3个宋代的瓷器头部残件,精美、安详若有所思,见之不能忘怀。

    七月,在寻找屈原十二疑冢时,荒草里惊起一只鹧鸪,随后在草丛里发现一窝鸟蛋,一个蓝色矿泉水瓶盖。两小时后,在汨罗江边捡了一块40mm的石头,在上面写“怀石2018”。

    八月,在杭州冠山阅读楚国历史,发现楚国先后有令尹屈瑕、子玉、子西、子囊、子反、司马远越、沈尹戎、项燕等先后自刎殉国。不数年,楚人项羽乌江自刎。2149年后的凤凰茶峒,翠翠的父亲自杀殉情。随后几年,抗日名将左权、李必藩、萧山令等自杀殉国。

    九月,和家人一起夜游西湖,90高龄的父亲作对联一幅,3岁的侄儿汤曾把一套仿真的太阳系星球遗忘在工作室。

    十月带队山西文物古迹考察,认识青年学者、收藏家周佺,带我看完两汉三国的楚简,并帮我借到宋代瓷器头部残件11枚。

    十一月,南方科大副教授贺建奎宣布,一对名为露露和娜娜的基因编辑婴儿在中国诞生。数百位科学家强烈谴责,多方否认与此事相关,国家卫健委要求广东调查。

    Installation, Porcelain heads from the Song Dynasty, simulated planets, bird eggs, green eggs, Size Variable, 2018

    In May, Zhang Gezhan and I traveled southwest of China by car. We went to Loudi, Tongdao, Fenghuang, Chadong and Anhua. At the border of Yunnan, Guizhou and Hunan provinces, we saw three bald old people arguing about the origin of “dragon boat race”. We were touched and decided to head north to Miluo for finding the relics of Qu Yuan and tracing the past.

    In June, at Qingshuitang in Changsha, we met the young antique dealer Yanyang Gaozhao. Then, we saw three pieces of porcelain head from the Song Dynasty. They looked exquisite, serene and thoughtful, which were unforgettable.

    In July, when finding the Qu Yuan’s 12 suspicious graves, a partridge was startled up from the grass and then we found a nest of bird eggs and a blue cap of mineral water bottle in the grass. Two hours later, we found a 40mm stone near the Miluo River and then we wrote "怀石 2018" on it.

    In August, I read the history of Chu in Guanshan, Hangzhou, and found that many people especially the top officials in Chu have committed suicide for the country, such as Qu Xia, Zi Yu, Zi Xi, Zi Nang, Zi Fan, Sima Yuanyue, Shen Yirong, Xiang Yan. A few years later, Xiang Yu, a native of Chu, committed suicide in Wujiang River. After 2,149 years, in Chadong, Fenghuang, the father of Cuicui committed suicide. A few years later, the famous anti-Japanese general Zuo Quan, Li Bifan and Xiao Shanling committed suicide for the country.

    In September, when I was traveling in West Lake with my family, my 90-year-old father made a couplet, and the 3-year-old nephew Tang Zeng forgot a set of simulated solar planets in my studio.

    In October, I led a team to Shanxi to conduct the cultural relics investigation. I met Zhou Quan, a young scholar and collector who took me through the Chu Bamboo Slips of the Han and Three Kingdoms Period and helped me to borrow 11 pieces of porcelain head from the Song Dynasty.

    In November, He Jiankui, an associate professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, announced that a pair of genetically edited infants named Lulu and Nana were born in China. Hundreds of scientists strongly condemned it and denied that they were related to the matter. The National Health Commission requested to conduct an investigation into the incident.