徐坦:2013-2113

Xu Tan: 2013-2113

 

徐坦:2013-2113,镜花园现场,2021
Xu Tan, 2013-2113, view at Mirrored Gardens, 2021

 

徐坦:2013-2113,镜花园现场,2015
Xu Tan, 2013-2113, view at Mirrored Gardens, 2015

 

[艺术家自述]
两平方米的地

 

         这块大约两平方米的地,位于广州番禺化龙,尺寸为 1.39 x 1.43 米 ; 2013 年 8 月起,我正式借用这块地,将它作为我关照的土地。
         我关照这块地,意味着我将尽量保持这块地现在的状况,不在这块地上进行种植, 不在 其上做任何诸如建筑等一切人工活动 ; 让这块地保持自行的发展状况 ;
         我所做的事,就是在未来,对这块地进行持续的观察,观看在其上发生的生物 和物理状 况的变化 ; 不对这种变化做任何认为干扰 ;
         2013 年 8 月,我们对它做了仔细观察,并且以录像和图片方式进行了记录, 并会对目前 的植被情况做出研究,而且已经对这块地的物理和化学状况进行了实验 室检测,我将在往后 每隔一段时间再次对它进行这种观察和检测。
        检测的时间将会在 :
        2018 年夏天
        2023 年夏天
        2028 年夏天
        2033 年; 2038 年; 2043 年; 2048 年; 2058 年; 2068 年; 2078 年; 2088 年; 2098 年 ; 2108 年 ;
       最后检测时间 :
       2113 年。
        在我力所能及的时间里,我将亲自进行观察和检测工作 ; 对这块土上的生物及物 理及化 学状况进行仔细观察,拍摄,做细致的描述记录,记载生物,化学检测结果, 做详细的档案 ;
        在我力所不能及的时间,我将寻求年轻的人们继续这个工作,同时希望能得到 维他命及 其他继续在这块土地上工作的人的帮助 ;
        我将呼吁,并敬请未来这块地的拥有者,在项目延续的年限内,维护和继续这 项工作, 尊重艺术家的意愿,不要改变这块土地的状况,不要在其上进行任何建设 和种植等其它人的 活动,让一块地球的表面能够自行发展。
        谢谢 !
—— 徐坦

 

 

[Artist Statement]
2 Square Meters Land

 

The land, approximately 2 square meters, locates in the centre North, Hualong, Panyu District, Guangzhou, sized 1.39 × 1.43 m.
Starting from August, 2013, an official lease contract of the 2 square meters land has been set up between me and Vitamin Creative Space. I identify it as the land that I am going to constantly keep an eye on.
I am going to look after the leased land by preserving the original condition of the land as far as possible. In one sense, any form of human activities will be prohibited from now on.
Keep it as it is. Let it develop its very own ecosphere. 
I will be the spectator from now on, persistently carry out observation, witnessing the changes on its physicality and the biological niche without interfering the nature;
We did the first detailed observation in August, 2013 and have the initial stage documented in the form of videos and images, while we have the extracted soil sample sent to laboratory for soil test and analysis.
I will inspect the land according to the routine schedule.
The soil analysis would be taking place in,
2018 summer,
2023 summer,
2028 summer,
2033,
2038,
2043,
2048,
2058,
2068,
2078,
2088,
2098,
2108,
Final day of inspection,
2113.
As long as life endures I will carry out the inspection myself, covering the aspects of the biological, physical and chemical condition. The documentation involves detailed observation, photographic images, extended narration of the land and recording the activities of the living things alongside with the laboratory report of both the organic and the inorganic components of the land.
After my pass-away, I would like to ask our later generations carrying on the project, at the same time I would like to have the support from Vitamin and its heirs;
I would like to call on the landlord not to interfere the status of the land. Please respect the artist’s will, continue with the study and fight against any plans of alteration. Let the little crust show its self-sustainability.
 
Thank you!
Xu Tan

 

 

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图文由艺术家和维他命艺术空间惠允      
Courtesy the artist and Vitamin Creative Space