Duration: July 25th – August 23rd, 2015
Address: ShanghART Gallery Main Space, Building 16, 50 Moganshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
ShanghART is pleased to present the group exhibition Summer Cinema at the main space from July 25th to August 23rd.
Cinema could be seen as a space for interaction and communication contributed by moving images. The implied messages by thousands of frames in the video might be a three-dimensional figure of the still objects in the scene; might be a release of raw emotions; might be a monologue of the producer. While receiving the images and context, audience interpret every single moment and create a conversation with the work as well as the space.
In the Related to the Physiological State, HU Jieming obtained the electrocardiogram and respiration waveform of a dying patient at hospital. What he did is to place staves on the grams and to make the crossover points become melody played by the pianist. Here, it is just a fine line between consciousness and non-consciousness. While illustrating a daily conversation and a pleasant visual image in a direct way, Straight Line and Exam imply a miniature of society. Either the elderly man walking in a straight line or the two young girls reading politics books could help to form and reveal a profound interpretation of physical world in YANG’s mind.
Summer Cinema is not only a reflection on the de-construction and re-construction of daily life images but a space that brings audience’s perceptions to the realistic world as well.