岜扒 / BaPa
GuiZhou, China, 2019, @Xiong Yanzhi
单频录像1080p， 4K，14.25 分钟，循环播放，播放尺⼨可变
Land art, performance art, Kam Grand Choirs with Experimental music
Single channel video
13 mins, loop, 1080p, 4K
Display dimensions variable
Location: Dong Village, Guizhou, China
Intangible Cultural Heritage Center(ICHC) of QingDongNan Auto-prefecture, Guizhou,China
Wang ZhenXu, Chen GeShan, Guan LeXiao, Geng MingHui, Wang QiuHan, Liu Zhe, Lu XiaoBao
“Vertical red" on a gray-white boulder. The boulder is located outside the Bapa Village in Qiandongnan, Guizhou. It has a long history: According to legend, in the Ming Dynasty, Wu Wang, the king of the Dong, passed the place. He met a pregnant woman and asked, “can you see the cattle I am driving?" The pregnant woman said inexplicably: "I don't see any cattle, I saw boulder moving." At this moment, the boulder stopped suddenly. Wu Mian whip it out strongly, and the rocks instantly turned into three sections, one of which ﬂew to Xishan, one to Bapa, and one remained in Guandong. The pregnant woman was so scared that her hair bun became crooked aside. So now this is also the origin of the Dong women's buns always crooked to one side.
This boulder is locally enshrined as a sacred mountain. Every new year, villagers will pray under the mountain for good weather and good grain.The "vertical red" was on the mountain for three days, it accompanied this villagers day and night. at the fourth dawn. It disappeared ... and now there is another bedside story about the “red waterfall” in the village.