Liu Chuanhong:"Lin Chong"
Source:Artintern.net Author:Liu Chuanhong Date: 2012-12-25 Size:
  Shandong edition TV play "The Outlaws of the Marsh" broadcasted in 1980, in my 6s. During the broadcasting of every night, the conference room of my father's unit was filled by Workers and their families for watching TV. I and some friends never miss it, and we always carry a homemad

  Shandong edition TV play "The Outlaws of the Marsh" broadcasted in 1980, in my 6s. During the broadcasting of every night, the conference room of my father's unit was filled by Workers and their families for watching TV. I and some friends never miss it, and we always carry a homemade thin metal "machete" at the waist before we went out. Then all our way home in the darkness we were practicing martial art. So Lin Chong and his friends became one part of my childhood memory, never disappear.

  The Liangshanpo Uprising Army in Northern Song dynasty was a revolutionary organization mainly consisting by rogue class and homeless proletarians. Lin Chong is a special person on identity and character of the organization. He was born in the capital, a martial arts family. Before he was unjustly imprisoned and driven to join the Liangshan mountain rebels, he was a property owner and a low-grade officers in the ruling class. He has all the characteristics of traditional Chinese literati. I think, even if in Kaifeng cases, Lin's case is also distinctive features and representative.

  2010, I went to Kaifeng, Henan, trying to feel the traces of this fictional character, Lin Chong. Although the city deliberately preserved the old town, I was unable to establish effective communication with Lin because of the huge difference in the time. So, after researching lots of old books in the second-hand book stalls out of the south gate of Henan University, I went back to peach flower valley and decide to start from the mountains and forests I know to interpret the stories of Lin Chong from Northern Song Dynasty.

  So, the "Lin Chong" of Liu Chuanhong's edition is a group of works in theater style. The theater is the peach flower valley, in a radius of dozens of square kilometers.

  The following works are some of the oil painting scenes, and some other works on paper will go through them. No time to complete yet. To be continued.

[Editor] 常霞

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