The Shadows of Temples

“The Shadows of the Temples” portrays an unpredictable encounter between a shadow man and a young man. The artist tracks the shifting history and mysterious folktales of several temples in the Southern Shandong area based on this fictional story. These temples were once born places of folktales. They experienced the collapse of the feudal empire, the imperialism’ invasion, and finally transferred to modern travel spots. Zhang sneaks from the unnamed temples into an alien landscape. Here, Zhang immersed into an overlap area between historical imagination and physical landscape to reveal the dynamic changes behind the historical sites and landscapes, to discuss the cultural heritage issue.