We need to make some arrows overnight我们需要连夜打制一些箭镞出来
“Making some arrows overnight,” tells the story about the collapse of a tribe in the pre-historical period. The sound of making the arrows in the video and the monologue suggest a series of urgent circumstances. The narrator, or a witness of this calamity receded to the caves of their ancestors from the river, as their weapons were exhausted, the narrator and his tribal members, trapped in the caves, were hesitant, apprehensive and felt an imminent doom. At the same time, they had to make more weapons and store them. They were left with no choice but to urgently practice the methods of weaponry and prepare for the moment of destruction.
about the artist /
B. 1986 in Xi’an. Currently works and lives in Beijing. Yan Zhou has held his personal projects Where to Begin? : Yan Zhou in OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, 2017. Other recent exhibitions include Mocube Yan Zhou: Coping mechanism, Beijing, 2019; Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum The Lonely Spirit, Beijing, 2018； OCAT Xi’an Mapping the City: A Vision of History and Xi’an, Xi’an, 2018; OCAT Anren New Video in China: New Attitude Since 2010, Anren, 2018.