装裱“旧时光”!95后女孩将旧物变艺术品,讲述暖心故事……

中国日报双语新闻 2023-01-25 12:20

北外土耳其语专业学生、短视频平台秀场主播、凤凰卫视导演助理、海外留学生…… 每一个都是林西曾经的身份,但这些都无法定义现在的她。



1996年出生的北京女孩儿林西目前从事的是电子拆解装裱工作,她把用过的手机、游戏机、电脑等电子产品拆成一个个零件,然后经过一番设计之后摆放进木框里,变成一副副装裱画。



一些曾经在抽屉或者杂物间里吃灰的旧物,通过这种方式将其所承载的珍贵回忆重新展现在世人面前:也许是一段难忘的童年时光,也许是一段努力奋斗的日子,又或者是一段埋藏于心底的回忆……


“After being reassembled, the once dust-laden items will become exhibition pieces that remind the owners of their childhood experience, a period time of hard work or a deep-rooted memory,” she said.


2020年,从英国留学回国后不久的林西开始在短视频平台上传视频。有着甜美外形的她身着围裙,带着一副细边黑框眼镜,用甜美的声音缓缓给大家介绍自己拆解装裱后的iPhone4和PSP。


视频很快收获了上万个点赞以及近200个订单,她花了几乎半年的时间才完成。


林西收到客户寄来的旧物后,首先需要查看旧物是否适合拆解,了解旧物背后的故事,并与客户沟通想要的设计方案。


然后是拆解。林西的工作台上摆放着各种工具,“就像用各种各样的螺丝刀和起子在给电子产品做手术”。随后,林西会将拆解后的零部件进行彻底清洁,然后摆在白纸上构思出草图,“要平衡才会有美感”。


最后再用CAD等制图软件将底板设计并打印出来,然后把零部件固定上去,装裱到画框里。



随着她上传的视频更多,更多新的订单也随之而来。于是她决定开始招人,如今已经在山东潍坊成立了自己的公司——小西设计所,去年营业额超过300万。


林西能收获今天的成功,绝不仅仅是靠幸运。回顾她的经历,会发现她是一步一个脚印走到了今天。


However, it was not luck that brought Lin her current success. The 26-year-old has proved with her experience that no effort is in vain.


早在2017年,短视频平台的直播功能上线不久,林西就成为了一名秀场主播,在短视频直播演唱时下流行歌曲。天生喜欢说话、喜欢表现的她很快就收获了40多万粉丝,每天通过直播打赏能赚到1000多块钱,远远高于当时普通大学生兼职一天的收入。


Being talkative with a natural on-camera demeanor, she quickly attracted more than 400,000 followers, earning more than 1,000 yuan a day from digital gifts and rewards. Most other college students at the time were only earning 150 yuan a day from their part-time jobs.


但彼时的她还只是北京外国语大学一名学习土耳其语和国际新闻的大四学生。


“当时有人看不上直播,有人觉得直播对人的情绪消耗很大,太辛苦。但我本来就梦想成为电视台主持人,所以还挺享受的。”


“At that time, some people thought livestreaming was not a decent job, while others felt it was energy-sapping and emotionally draining work that could not be sustained over the long term. But I enjoyed it a lot, because my dream job was to be a TV host,” Lin said.


大学毕业后,林西拿着自己赚来的钱去了英国威斯敏斯特大学读研,学的是社交媒体专业。留学期间,她逛了很多博物馆,看了各式各样的展览。一个用塑料垃圾来做时装周的活动让她想到了用“电子垃圾做艺术品”的灵感,再结合她在日本和清迈看到的昆虫展和电灯展,最后有了做电子拆解装裱的想法。


带给林西灵感的废旧灯泡装置


“我从小就喜欢电子产品,家里也有很多闲置的。很多东西原本放在抽屉里,专门放出来也不好看,拆解装裱可以用新的形式把他们展示出来。”


2019年毕业回国后,林西便开始着手准备,并自学了CAD等电脑绘图软件。


“对于运营社交媒体而言,创业前的调研也很重要。林西通过调研粉丝的比例、年龄段和消费能力来了解他们是否会对拆解装裱感兴趣。”目前,林西95%以上的粉丝都是男性,大多数年龄在30岁以上,拥有一定的消费能力。


林西曾收到过见证了成功人士艰苦奋斗岁月的旧手机,陪伴男孩长大成男人的游戏机,还有曾带领如今已是专业摄影师入门的相机。


Lin had received from one of her followers an old phone that had witnessed a successful entrepreneur’s days of struggling to start a business, a game console that had accompanied a boy from a child to adulthood and a camera that started a professional photographer’s career.



除了电子产品,她也收到过一些意义特别的订单。


2021年,她收到了一个手表拆解的订单,客户刘先生同时寄来了一枚钻戒。那年是他结婚十周年。但是,他深爱的妻子已经因病离开了这个世界。他非常想念妻子。于是就希望把他们俩的手表和戒指,装裱起来,可以日日夜夜、岁岁年年继续陪伴。


In 2021, she received a request to disassemble a watch, but a diamond ring was delivered to her together with the timepiece. It turned out that a man, surnamed Liu, who’s wife had passed away due to illness, hoped to commemorate what would have been their 10th wedding anniversary.


“我几乎是全程哽咽着完成的这部作品。我做了一棵‘象征爱情的生命之树’,手表的零件路线层层叠加,最终汇合在了终点,而终点则是象征着两人美好爱情的戒指。”


“I felt so touched by the story, but it was also quite stressful trying to present such a sad but tender story,” Lin said. “My final solution was to present the components of the watch in the shape of a tree which ends at the diamond ring.”



她还收到过一位客户父亲的理发工具。


虞先生的父亲在40多岁时因病突然去世,那年他18岁。父亲走得很突然,那几年他特别伤心,因为和父亲感情很好。尽管父亲在世时也有子承父业的想法,但少年的虞先生叛逆不想学,连洗头都洗不好。后来,虞先生想完成父亲心中的遗愿,于是决定继承了手艺。他说,“爸爸看到今天的自己一定很欣慰。”



“被客人信任、拿到这样无法用金钱衡量的物品的时候,我在心里感受到了重量和敬仰,这是一种沉甸甸却又温暖的感觉。我希望记忆不是被尘封的,而是应该被叙述、被收藏、被纪念的。每一件作品背后,都藏着主人公一段独特的人生记忆。机械并不是冷酷的,它能所承载的是情绪价值是无价的,冰冷的零件也可以讲述暖心的故事。”


“I feel a lot of trust when people sent to me the items of their loved ones. I’m glad that I can help them present a cherished memory, once hidden in their mind, in this way,” Lin said.


谈及未来的计划,林西说她还是会专注于自己目前所做的事。“机会无法预测,都是在努力的过程中无意间发现的。”


Speaking of the future, she notes that there are no big plans, but she will keep focusing on her daily work. “Opportunities cannot be predicted, but they do sometimes appear when an effort is being made,” she said.

记者:莫竞西


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