Clouds Dictionary edited by XY contains 18 images selected from the internet

Designed by XY
Case bound Book
56 Pages
17 x 11cm
2015

《Clouds Dictionary》 was inspired by a scene from 《War and Peace》, which described a bloody battle happened in a vibrant and beautiful morning, rolling clouds and smoke mixed together into a beautiful sight. Hence, the artist collected many pictures of the accidental major nature disaster/ phenomenon around the world(no related with human‘s will ), and avoid the disaster itself, entered into the world outside of disaster.

There is a distance between the accidental disaster/ phenomenon and judge causation, this distance is limited, but time is infinite. So sometimes, natural disasters and natural harmony would even incredibly harmonious. After the disappearance of its timeliness, those news pictures witnessed the disaster occurred that still remnants of the power of images. But in this point, this power has nothing to do with the incident itself. From the original news pictures into the world which had stripped from incident itself, the contradictory intertwined, it triggered a new internal logic between occasionality and inevitability.


《云词典》始于《战争与和平》当中的描述过的一个场景,在血肉横飞的战场之外,是一个生机勃勃明媚的清晨,云雾与硝烟混合在一起翻滚成美丽的景象。艺术家据此搜集了一些偶发性重大事件(与人的意志无关)的图片,将事件本身规避开,而转身进入事件之外的世界。

在事件/现象的偶然发生和判断因果之间存在着距离,这段距离是有限的,可是时间无限。自然的灾难与自然的祥和,有时候竟然不可思议地融洽。目击了事件发生时的新闻图片,在其时效性消失之后,仍有图像残余的威力,这时候,这种威力与事件本身无关。而由原本的图像进入剥离了事件的世界本身,矛盾感的交织,触发了偶发与必然之间新的内在逻辑。


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