Organizer: Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre
Artist: Mu Qing & Hu Di
Curator： Teng Qingyun
Duration：September 12，2020 - October 8，2020
Venue：No. 301, Building 2, Xinglinwan Business Center, Jimei District, Xiamen
Text/ Hu Di
“Jingwei Tries to Fill the Sea” is one of the most popular myths in Chinese mythology. It tells the story of a girl who drowned while playing in the Eastern Sea and metamorphosed into a bird called Jingwei. Jingwei doesn’t want others to perish as she did, so she became determined to fill up the sea and continuously carried stones or twigs in her mouth and dropped them into the Eastern Sea.Starting from this point, we extended the story and started from the perspective of a small stone which had been forgotten by Jingwei. The small stone that should have been taken away by Jingwei was left alone on the mountain. It wanted to be a part of the reclamation and decided to find the sea which Jingwei was filling. When it finally arrived at the seaside, it found out that the sea could not be filled; it would never be filled.
Di Hu, born in 1998, currently living in Beijing and New York City. Majoring in BFA photography and video at the School of Visual Arts since 2018.
Qing Mu, born in Qingzhou City, Shandong Province in 1998. Majoring in BFA photography and video at the School of Visual Arts and now living in Beijing. Currently, mostly engaged in photography and imaging.