In her three-screen video installation “A Salted Encounter”, Yuan Keru presents by black and white films her personal feelings to Ancient Tea Horse Road, an area full of histories and pathos, where the hardship and romance exist in the same time. In eyes of Yuan Keru, the colorful border area of Yunnan becomes a monotonous tone with anxious mood and lost illusion (text by Li Feng).
In this film, the scene with illusion and strong contrast is applied to demonstrate the spooky stories happening to three young people who are walking in Yunlong County, Yunnan Province. It is about mutated bodies in the course, bewildering love, expected murder and terrified mood.Along the way, the sceneries seem to be spiritual clouds rather than the only sceneries.History becomes part of the travelers rather than the only local history, Passing on in their veins.Never try to control over it as there are too many unexpected and new experience.Just throw those complex and constraining trifles away. Go ahead with all your simplicity and wilderness.Eventually, empty handed, come back with rewarding experience.
影片用一種虛幻而強對比的 畫面，講述行走雲南雲龍的三個男女，在諾鄧村所發生的怪異故事，有關行走時變異的身體、 無所適從的愛情、突如其來的殺戮和恐懼不安的情緒。在行走中，風景不是單純的風景，它們都是可對話的靈;歷史也不只是當地的歷史，它會成為行者的一部分，在他們的身體裡延續下去;無法經營，是因為面對著太多的未知和新的體驗，於是拋掉了那些繁瑣束縛的東西， 簡單而狂野的赤裸上陣，最後，兩手空空的滿載而歸。