Days: Open Hours of the Performances:
13:00 – 13:30
16:45 – 17:15
Chronus Art Center
2nd Floor, Building 11, No.50 Mo Gan Shan Rd, Shanghai
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Visitors will experience the work in pairs. Please scan the above QR code for booking a time slot or show up in time for the upcoming sessions. Only 10 places available in each time slot.
Chronus Art Center (CAC) will continue the performative part of its current exhibition River Biographies during this weekend, November 18 and 19.
Based on two individuals' inter-intra action within and with a larger group, the participants will lead each other by the hand and move together, but their experiences will be separated by Sightless Goggles and different timelines of three-dimensional sound. Each participant will enact a different part in the artwork's choreography: "You are Water, I am Stone." They engage in the friction between the materials, between visual and auditory organs and nerves of the skin, relying on each other's perspective to form a coherent reality that blurs the boundaries between the material body, self and environment. The performance brings awareness of the water and stone elements in human body, encouraging participants to see the river not as an object separated from themselves but as something intimately connected to their own existence.
River Biographies, performance view, 2022 © Lundahl & Seitl
< About River Biographies >
The exhibition at CAC encompasses occasional participatory performances during its exhibition timeframe and an installation in the gallery that audially and visually cartographs fractions of a river named Tabergs Ån in Sweden around where the artists grew up and initiated the first water and study for River Biographies. In the exhibition, the real and the imagined negotiating between the visitors via a notion of virtual reality - not as a form of technology but Embodiment, as a medium, can access levels of reality where conventional strategies of understanding and rationalisation become insufficient. It moves the framing of technology within environmental aesthetics from a "data dump" mode of replication of numbers and statistics related to anthropogenic climate change to the concept of "geo-affect," coined by Jane Bennett, emphasizing the role of affective relationships with the environment and material world in shaping political and ethical commitments.
< About the Artists >
© Lundahl & Seitl. 摄影：Thron Ullberg
Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.