A Wedding Story

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IMG_9628Concept|The Pavilion,Para/Site Art Space|Designer:Firenze Lai|Zuojia Publishing House|2015|304 pages|23.5×14cm|English/Chinese|Price: 39 RMB

“Today is special. May 26th. It always begins in the wee hours. This time, I attempt to punch holes into the rolling of time. Then throwing these shapes into the distance, all hearsays, hark and narration, constitutes time itself again. Digitized time, is an ambiguous public axis. What is attached is complex, self-multiplying, is the world everyone lives in. A hole, two holes, are all in passing. In the hole, there is light.”

- Zafka, Tumblr homepage on May 26th

Everyone has his or her own idea about what a wedding is. The “wedding” in the book of A Wedding Story may more resemble a drama. It hopes to become “that” wedding. From the moment that invitations to “A Wedding” were issued, the energy began to flow in whatever way she chose. “A Wedding” intentionally made friends’ gift/work of art the event’s protagonists, which because they each had a unique sensibility and temperature, once again evoked our sensibility of the world. Here, each of us can freely project our emotions and rediscover that in fact the moments of everyday life can be transformed into something more interesting.

The gift is not a gift, the gift only gives to the extent it gives time. The difference between a gift and every other operation of pure and simple exchange is that the gift gives time. There where there is gift, there is time. What it gives, the gift, is time. But the gift of time is also a demand of time. The thing must not be restituted immediately and right away. There must be time, it must last, there must be waiting—without forgetting (l’attente—sans oubli). It demands time, the thing, but it demands a delimited time, neither an instant nor an infinite time, but a time determined by a term, in other words, a rhythm, a cadence. The thing is not in time; it is or it has time, or rather it demands to have, to give, or to take time—and time as rhythm, a rhythm that does not befall a homogenous time but that structures it originally.

-Jacques Derrida,Given Time: 1. Counterfeit Money

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