Beaufort 04

 
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS
  • FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS

FLOATING MOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALS

BEAUFORT LOCATION: SEA NEAR THE SURF CLUB, KNOKKE-HEIST

Zhan Wang

°1962, Peking, China 

‘Jiashanshi’ is Chinese for natural rock but literally it means ‘imitation mountain rock’. A similar ambiguity characterizes the rock sculptures by Zhan Wang. He questions tradition and authenticity: which rock – the original one or its steel replica - reflects the actual Chinese culture the best? Floating Mountain of Immortals was floating on the sea. The steel reflected the environment ,which was fragmented by the irregular shape of the rock. The human figures on top of the rock are fishing, but for those who look carefully you can also see a laptop and a mobile phone. The island represents a mysterious, beautiful world which hovers between innovation and tradition, just like Chinese society.