ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Can Chanchan (Silkworm Spinning)/Nature Series No.191
multi-channel video
Double-channel video, color, sound
12 minutes 32 seconds
Edition of 3 + 2AP

When the artist captured the process of silk spinning, he accidentally found out the seasonal changes of silkworm’s world. At the beginning, thousands of silkworms cluster together. When the silk gets thicker, certain patterns gradually emerge. The shape, density and patterns of silk vary under different temperature and humidity, while the wave of water evolves in different seasons. Eventually, when the spinning is done, cocoons are thus buried under the silk. And the hovering butterflies resemble the blossoms in winter.

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Related Exhibitions:
Heaven Beyond the Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sanya 01.15, 2017 -06.30, 2017
Silent Realm, Zero Art Center, Beijing 12.08, 2013 -03.09, 2014
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art: Fiber Visions, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou 08.21, 2013 -11.20, 2013
The 55th Venice Biennale Parallel Exhibition, Venice, Italy 05.29, 2013 -11.24, 2013

Related Texts:
Illusion of Flow - Self-narration for Can Chanchan (Silkworm Spinning) , Liang Shaoji TEXT 2013