Chongming Dao Tapes | Flow/Flux

Chong Ming Dao is a beautiful island about 1 hour from downtown Shanghai. With the completion of a new bridge and tunnel, getting to the island makes it easier for the population of the Shanghai Municipality to explore the beauty that was once difficult to reach.

'Change' is in the very nature of the island. Being alluvial, it is ever growing and changing with the accumulation and shifting of the Yangtze River silt. Through sound recordings I focus on two forms of 'change': the constant natural changing of the seasons (Flow), and the gradual changes made by the local residents as their society evolves (Flux). Though these changes are separate in nature, one cyclical and one linear, they help each other to progress and evolve.

The sound recordings are recorded throughout Chongming island over the course of one year and was recorded with reel to reel tape or cassette. This is a several year project with many more locations needed to document.

崇明岛是一个美丽的岛屿,距离上海市中心约1小时路程。随着一个新的桥梁和隧道的完成,上海市中心的人们如今更加方便就能来到崇明,来发现曾经遥远的美丽。

“变化”是岛的本质。作为冲积层,它随着长江淤积物的积累和转移而不断增长和变化。通过录音,我专注于两种形式的“变化”:季节的不断自然变化(Flow),以及当地居民随着他们的社会演变(Flux)而逐渐发生的改变。虽然这些变化在本质上是分开的,一个周期性的和一个线性的,但它们却在互相帮助进步和演变。

录音是在驻村计划中的一年内在整个崇明岛记录的,并用卷轴到卷轴磁带或磁带的方式录音。这是一个为期几年的项目,需要更多的地点记录。
 

“改变”可以说是崇明岛的另一个名称

To hear the flow and flux of Chongming Dao, please click on one of the words below.

Flow | Flux