Huang Yong Ping
skeleton of an enormous sea-serpent surges out of the sea, as if it had just been found in an archaeological dig
At "the lateral limit of the ocean" (the border where the river and ocean meet), Huang Yong Ping's (1954, China) skeleton of an enormous sea-serpent surges out of the sea, as if it had just been found in an archaeological dig. Its movement makes it look alive: with its disproportionate body, one imagines that it crossed the seven seas before washing up on this beach. The shape of its spine echoes the curve of the Saint-Nazaire bridge, and the way it sits is reminiscent of the architecture of les carrelets, the distinctive off-shore fisheries on the Atlantic coast.
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