Floating Chinese Musician No. 8
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[楼主] Artra 2009-07-31 15:59:39
Floating Chinese Musician No. 8


Floating Chinese Musicians is a new project conceptualized by WAZA, produced by ChART Contemporary, and supported by Intelligent Alternative. Join us in Wuhan on August 14 from 3 – 6 PM and experience the first public viewing of Floating Chinese Musicians.

Location: East Lake Park, East Lake Road (formerly a drive-in movie theatre that has been turned into a parking lot), Wuhan . This project will be on view to the public August 14, 15 and 16 from 3 – 6 PM.

Floating Chinese Musicians is a sound installation and media archive of 30 folk musicians who are preserving a dying tradition while surviving on China’s periphery. Since March 2008, WAZA has concentrated on the reality within China’s inland regions and has had extensive contact with roaming folk musicians to document their lives, performances and creative process. After compiling an extensive archive of primary materials including photographs, sound recordings, video and text, WAZA has selected 30 musicians who roam the country performing in parks and public spaces to represent China’s migrant or “floating” population. This project aims not only to preserve their voices and raise awareness about a disappearing art form, but also sheds light on one of the most controversial and sensitive social problems in modern China.

Since the beginning of China’s economic reform period, which began in1979, the nation has embarked on a modernization campaign at an unprecedented rate. China’s race to modernize has focused on the first tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou while the inland regions have been neglected, leaving many people isolated from social and economic development. Floating Chinese Musicians brings these issues to light. Self-taught and influenced by growing up during the height of economic reform in Wuhan, a second tier city, WAZA is attempting to preserve a tradition while drawing attention to the “floating” population that is being cast-aside.

Floating Chinese Musicians is created from recycled wood, mp3 players, speakers, sound recordings and a metal frame. A bilingual catalogue is being produced to archive the documented materials, production process and public viewing in Wuhan.

WAZA is an emerging artist collective founded in 2002. Based in Wuhan, this collective is a platform for experimental new media art. From large-scale sculptural installations that incorporate photography, video, sound and new media technology to site-specific video and sound projects, this young effort is at the forefront of a new generation of local artists pushing the definition of art to a higher level.

ChART Contemporary is a Beijing based curatorial lab dedicated to bringing together art people. Created by Megan & KC Vienna Connolly, we are on the ground working as a conduit between the East and West to provide a fresh outlook on contemporary art and architecture in China and around the world. Our services include customized art experiences and consultation, educational programs, and curatorial initiatives. We are committed to creating an open platform for artistic expression, exchange, and production through research, education and curatorial integrity.

Intelligent Alternative was established in 2006 to support artists: to develop projects focused on cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary exchange between China and the outside world. IA has a special interest in multi-disciplinary and experimental forms of art. Since its launch, IA has supported artists to work with designers, to make films, to hold debut exhibitions, and to publish their work. IA has also funded projects that have allowed Chinese artists to show their work outside China, and to produce specific commissions. From 2007, IA has laid particular emphasis on supporting young, emerging artists, with the aim of helping them gain essential creative experience and to develop their practice in ever more dynamic ways as they embark upon their career.

Floating Chinese Musician No. 8 中国内地流浪艺人媒体生命八号



Name: Ke Dong Xiang
Gender: Male
Nationality: Han
Date of Birth: 1951.4.6
Place of Birth: Fujian
Date of Recording: 2008.5.30

Ke Dongxiang worked in a factory located in Xiangfan, Hubei Province that produces fireworks until he suffered an injury on the job that left him partially blind. He received permission to retire early and was issued a monthly pension check as compensation for losing his sight. To make ends meat Mr. Ke drove an illegal Peddy Cab but that did not last long. After relocating to Wuhan, he started playing the Erhu, (two-stringed Chinese violin) in public, a skill that has been passed down within his family for generations…
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