Artist : YU Honglei
Serial Number: YH000065
When created: 2013
Video “The Farm”. I chose two of Miro’s early painting as the narrative background to telling a story of the 2 painting in my way.
At the beginning of video, I use Miro’s paintings in 1921-1922 as the background. The whole video accompanied with a female reading.
The only human in this painting “The Farm” is fetching water, I defined her as Miro’s wife, and also I defined 1920 as the story’s background that 1 year before Miro painted it.
This is a winter morning, the day is just breaking. Wife gets up early to start a new busy day with lots of houseworks. A description of the dog, the poultry, and the trees. Also a description of the building at the left-side in the painting: “The ground floor is a barn, our lovely mule who never complained about its work. Now we come to the window at the second floor, corridors and stairs leading to the third floor, turn on the light, so we can see it clearly. This is a portrait of Miro shouted by Man Ray. He really like this portrait not because the favorite of image itself but the feelings between artists contained inside. (Light off) We came to the third floor, here is our bedroom. Miro is still sleeping, we can hear his snoring and dream talking “the ladder of escape, the ladder of escape, the ladder of……” This rope has been hanged in the window by Miro since the gathering last year. “At that gathering, no matter how white-hot the debate became, Miro is reluctant to express his views from beginning to end. Suddenly, Max Ernst bring a rope from somewhere unknown while the others holding Miro’s arm. They began to stir, made rope like a loosely noose over his neck, and threatened Miro to hang him if he didn’t speak. But Miro still insist on silence under this threat.” Other description after this section: Interpretation and description of the scene which demarcated by a red square: Wife predicted that Miro would paint this scene someday in the future. This video will choose the female in painting “The Farmer’s Wife” as the ending, picture go with the female voice reading: “It’s time to wake up my love, to paint our farm that is on the other side of the window”