“To River” was stacked with local stones, starting from old trees blanketed with moss along the river, extending all the way to the river. River stones are irregular in shape yet with round and smooth surfaces covering with moss – not both sides are flat and dry. The stacking height of each column depended on the shapes, weight and surface types of the stones. Attention was focused on the only center of gravity (the core).
Only by placing oneself in nature to get along with it can one learn how to reach the balance. I kept calm and focused, meticulously stacked the stones. Although the whole process was slow, what mattered most was the body’s experience. With the abruptly dropped temperature in winter and obscure vision, the body’s protection system thus stimulated other senses. The sounds of the river’s babbling and buzzing from insects could not be clearer than ever; the Varicorhinus alticorpus that slipped by my ankles; the touch, shapes and sizes of the stones and the direction and flow of the river – all being experienced by the body. Despite the fairly slow progress, out of self consciousness, I decided to keep intervening in the nature.
The number of columns that could be finished in each field was limited, since each column was attempted to remain a slim center of gravity (core). Among repeatedly stacking and collapsing, 39 columns were yielded within 2 days – representing of all my consciousness and attention. The completion of stacking was just the finished phase of human intervention. Followed by the organic effect of local integration, any redundant and unfitted elements would be eliminated, among which the height not fitted to collapse and the location not appropriate to be removed by the river. By the time the artificial landscape reaches the balance with nature, the work is done.
經度: 121°31’50″ ( 121.5305)
緯度: 24°53’45″ ( 24.8960)
Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih
Video: Yang, Cheng-Shin
Location：Pingguang River- Pingguang Rd., Hsin Tien City, Taipei County 231, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
East Longitude：121° 31’50”(121.5305)
North Latitude：24° 53’45”(24.8960)