My interest in light and time is the accumulation of days. So you start with day one and you live until the last day and the kind of life is the accumulation of all the days, and the meaning comes from engaging with everyday and then making sense of all the days.
In a recent experiment I’m making (polaroid) photograms in the darkroom. Photogram is one of the ancient methods to make images. It returns to the basic elements in photography, playing with light and time, and it is camera-less. Unlike camera-based photography, this way of making a image is very liberating. These photographs invite us to spare a few moments and contemplate, to look harder into what light and time can offer. After all, a photograph is basically a light-sensitive surface that shadow falls upon. It is a simple power.
In this exhibition, six photograms and one installation will be shown. It lasts only one day, and I invite you and your friends to come and enjoy some hutong life.
Zhu Taol is a photographer, who lives and works in Beijing. Although, graduating with a degree in Mathemtics, he is now learning and discovering the language of visual art.