A Returning of A One that Must be Loved I

2015 - 2022

8 - year interactive project, a hide and seek game longing for healing, and a journey home

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"The end of the world comes, however not to pave this world with grey and terror, but to find the last drip of pure emotion and give the colors back to earth"

The world crumbles into chaos of collapsing landscape, burning natures, fear and chaos in human minds. Bodies are glimpses of flare, love as ephemeral peak of emotions swinging elegy in the wind, last words in hope, a hand that is there to cradle, all broke inside the fountain of what we had become and now ashes we remain to be untouched.

A Returning of A One That Must Be Loved is an eight year interactive project consists of 8 paintings done with watercolors and markers and a music piece composed to describe the story behind these paintings. Each year or two, a travel is done to “hide” the paintings in different countries, intending to leave out clues by the year 2022 for people to look for these paintings. The final production of the music piece will be given to those who come back with one or more paintings of this series and return it/them to me. The production of the music will be constructed and composed with samples collected during the travels. This painting series is a reconciliation of the loss culture in Chinese and western folklore and a bio-testor of fiction and reality, starts with metaphoric exploration of cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft, ends with the character built from children passed in the actual event of Sichuan earthquake in 2008.  The piece is aiming to the independent experience of self observing, traveling, learning, contemplation, thus healing.

Welcome to the 8 paintings requiem! Clicking on the sea monster to wake da up!

STORY OF THE 8 PAINTINGS ARE METAPHORIC MANIFESTO OF THE LAST DAY OF THE EARTH, THEY SYMBOLIZED THE NERVES ONE TICKLE BENEATH THE BREATH WHEN A DISASTER COME UPON.

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HOW TO PLAY THIS GAME ––––

-The one who finds the one/more paintings in different countries, will receive this musical piece that contains the 8-year production.

-Traces will be given after these 8 years here on the page.

 

Traces so far:  (see you in 5 years)

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Nightmare

Nightmare

Came way too far

To the deepest of my heart

Nightmare, nightmare

Kissing me way too hard

Till it leaves an insane scar

And it flows, better flows apart

To the deepest of my heart

(mourn)

Nightmare

Nightmare

Came way too far

To the deepest of my heart

Nightmare, nightmare

Kissing me way too hard

Till it leaves an insane scar

And it flows, better flows apart

And you will hear the Howard crowed

Then you will see the coward home

(mourn)

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