My name is “MuChum”. In 2013, I bought my first camera with the money I had saved for a long time, and used it to record every bit of happiness and beauty in my life; I started traveling around the world in 2014. I went to Mount Qomolangma and Ali in Tibet alone from the Sichuan Tibet line, and then went to Annapurna mountains in Nepal by land. I happened to encounter debris flow and had to walk through the landslide section; Later, after arriving in India, I went to Dubai and Jordan and took a ferry to Egypt, Sinai Peninsula and Europe. This travel record has changed many firm creeds in my subconscious mind and made me personally feel the greatness of freedom and the infinite possibility of soul, which is also the source of inspiration for the series of my works “Natureself”; Inspired by photographer Ren Hang’s experience in Japan, he completed the publication of the series of “Blooming Boys”; At this stage, if you must give me a definition, I must be full of rebellion at this stage, and will stick to the rebellion until the goal is achieved; After 2018, my works began to split. During this period, my visual language began to accept expressions I didn’t recognize; By the end of 2020, at the Los Angeles Art Center in the United States, I met Jin and integrated my visual language for the first time, and the book “Crack” was born; In 2021, I began to explore internally. I began to untie the superstition of science and religion, and found the unsolved mystery I had been pursuing. It is a spiritual key, which helped me find the source of form division, and began not to add new criticism and separated from the habit of binary opposition; In this period, you may not be able to define what kind of photographer I am, but through the integration of this internal creed, I under various visual expressions are all part of me; I began to express myself no longer: I can present my visual language through digital camera, film camera and mobile phone, but this is only the difference between creative tools and senses, because they are the result of my exploration, integration and release of my internal creed, and I began to express more freely and happily.
BOOK | 書籍
“MuChum’s Poems” 《木川詩集》 (Poems | America | Mar 2018 | ISBN-13:978-1986339902)
“Blooming Boys” 《綻放的男孩》 (Art Portfolio | Hong Kong | May 2018 | ISBN: 978-988-8515-39-4)
“NaturalSelf” 《自然之然》 (Art Portfolio | Taiwan | Sep 2018 |PuBu.tw)
“12” 《12電子雜誌》 (E-Magazine | USA, Taiwan, Hong Kong | Jan 2018)
“Crack” 《裂縫》 (Art Portfolio | USA, LA | Jan 2020)
“Du” 《渡》 (Photo e-Book | Taiwan | Aug 2020)
“Baseball Boy” 《少年野球隊》 (Photo e-Book | Japan | Sep 2021)
FILM | 影片
“One” 《壹》 (Director, Cameraman | 14, MAR, 2018)
“MuChum” 《木川》 (Director | 08, MAY, 2018)
“Thanks for being alone” 《我終將感謝這份孤獨》 (Director, Cameraman | 30, SEP, 2018)
AWARD | 獲獎
PX3 Award 法國 (“Blooming Boys”, Honorable Mention, French, 2018)
EXHIBITIONS | 展覽
MuChum – Blooming Boys 綻放的男孩 (Damo square,Hefei, China, Solo Exhibition, 2017)
Erection youth Exhibition 勃起青年展 (Zaofou square, Hangzhou, China, Group Exhibitions, 2017.07.08)
Rainbow in my world 彩虹世界 (Anhui international convention and exhibition center, Hefei, China, Group Exhibitions, 2017)
Erection youth Exhibition 勃起青年展 (Shiqing hotel, Hangzhou, China, Group Exhibitions, 2017.10.15)
"MU" or "12"
“MU” is derived from the pronunciation of the number 12 in ancient Greek language, and is a derivative of the ancient Roman character “XII”, which presents number twelve. 12 contains love and endeavor, can record time (the 12 directions on clock) and rhythm (the 12 semitones on a piano keyboard). The choice of 12 is our hope that we can record the distinctive life languages in a limit time with our love for photography business, breaking through the shackles of mainstream aesthetics to find visual expression from true heart.