The Guesthouse of Cascades


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Wenxin Zhang 张文心
28.5 x 16.0 cm
116 pages
First Edition: 800

Published by Jiazazhi

In “The Guesthouse of Cascades”, faint traces lead the readers to a journey that lies between reality and illusion. Departing from a mountain guesthouse that dates back in the 90s, the experience from the past and present entangles, the “beasts” that hides in the crevice slowly appear beyond the images. Every page of the book resembles a slice of time. It forms an entity with a fluid structure through folding/spreading, stacking/isolating and stitching/cutting. From straight photography to photos that are interrupted by simulated materials, and to 3D modeling and animations that use photographs as textures, this book is not merely a presentation of Zhang’s existing works, but a new body of work that is developed from an alchemy of imagery. Just like the cascades in the book title, these images construct the narrative as water shapes cliffs and the shallows.