Hopscotch

跳房子 Hopscotch

2020

Carbon board, light bulb, pigment


一场疫情让艺术园区里的办公室变成了空房间,生活在这里的年

青艺术家们却如获至宝,将这空房间变成了游乐场,玩着童年的

游戏 --- 跳房子。儿童游戏是每个人的成长阶段接触社会生活的

起点,通过游戏了解社会规则的建立,模拟着成人社会人与人之

间的关系,疫情的到来,使得社会停摆,威胁着整个成人社会的

运转,而此时此刻,童年的游戏却并没有受到什么影响,我们的

成人身份暂时停滞,内心中儿童的部分又重新释放出来。童年游

戏似乎是对成人社会的粗糙模仿,但在此时此刻却似乎将人们之

间的距离重新拉近,显得格外珍贵。这个非常时期终将过去,我

们又会重新进入成人的身份,但这段生活会成为记忆中的亮点。

An epidemic turned the office in the art community compound

into an empty room, but the young artists who lived here were

treasured, they turned this empty room into a playground,

playing a childhood game -- hopscotch. Children's games

are the starting point for each person's growth stage before

a contact with social life. The establishment of social rules

through games simulates the relationship between people

in adult society. The advent of the epidemic shuts down the

society and threatens the operation of the entire adult society.

But at this moment, childhood games have not been affected,

our adult identity temporarily stagnate, and the part of children

in our hearts is released again. Childhood games seem to be

a rough imitation of the adult society, but at this moment it

seems to bring the distance between people back closer, which

is extremely precious. This extraordinary period will eventually

pass, and we will re-enter the identity of an adult, but this

period of life will become a bright spot in our memory.


Carbon board,

light bulb, pigment


Photo: Yijia Yang