Duan Shiyu – Be Asked (…)
Be asked to head to mountains when getting close the river
BY DUAN SHIYU
PERFORMANCE & SCREENING
CURATED BY SILVIA VANNACCI
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Duan Shiyu was born in Jiaxing, China. She currently works and lives in the Netherlands and Shanghai. Duan Shiyu is a multi-disciplinary artist who observe the everyday and extract the wondering. She presents works embodying discourse around the theme of self-awareness and the vulnerability of human being. The main concern of her work is to show how to cognize the position of the self and the external world in a poetic way.
Blow, 2018, video, 03’29”.
Place of the action: Qiantang River, Hangzhou
Actual duration of the action: around 20 minutes
The artist tried her best to blow the river through a PVC pipe, in the hope of getting a bigger splash. The action ends when the artist was exhausted.
Hold, 2019, video, 06’18”.
Place of action: Suburb of Hangzhou
Actual duration of the action: around 30 minutes
The artist lifted a PVC pipe that is more than 4 meters long and reached the upper space by tiptoeing to the maximum extent and lifting the pipes to the highest extent.
At the same time, the artist need to keep the pipe as stable as possible to avoid falling due to the pipe’s own inertia.The action ends when the artist was exhausted.
Be Asked To Head To Mountains When Getting Close The River is a site specific performance thought by the artist for :: home ::.
Titled with an evocative Chinese imagery, it represents an instance, a life condition, a recurrent status, a suggestion that could reach everyone, anytime.