Pixel Park

Pixel Park: Contemporary Video Art Exhibition
From September 20 to November 20, 2016

Jin’An Sculpture Park, Shanghai
Curators: Lu Pingyuan, Jenny Chen
Co-organisator: MadeIn Company

Artists : Cao Shu, Chen Zhou, Gao Mingyan, Sophia Lahlil, Li Ming, Liang Ban, Lin Zuoxiong + Yao Ruifeng, Lu Boyu, Luo Wei, Shen Xin,Shi Sanben, Tan Tian, Wang Rui, Wang Yiquan, Yao Qingmei,Ye Linghan, Yi Lian, Yu Tianzhu, Yuan Keru, Zhou Xiaohu

Artwork by Sophia Lahlil: S-Supernova

As one program of Shanghai Jing’an International Sculpture Project, Pixel Park will display video works of more than twenty artists in the Gate 1 gallery of Sculpture Park.

Pixel Park is a simulated grand view garden of pixels. It forms a contrast between virtuality and reality with Sculpture Park. As the smallest unit of digital images, pixel plays a similar role to that of an individual in real world. Through the aggregation of these entities a world is created, like pixelated sculptures of consciousness, stacking themselves as dynamic figures on a flat screen. Within the works shown in Pixel Park, the artists all coincidentally present their desire of self-sculpting. In the participation of their body or consciousness, symptoms of the Muse, as a daily myth, become in the images the deep motivation of things individuals want to incorporate into their narratives.

While parks, with their attached features of distribution and scenery – as semi-natural areas in which human temporarily set society aside – become the perfect place for people to implement their day dreams. Now that pixel sceneries replaced natural landscapes, park wandering and exploration have been turned into a spiritual action. When visitors inside the Sculpture Park watch those sculptures, sitting on a bench, they turn into sculptures themselves. Such state of stillness becomes the viewing angle in the Pixel Park. What is implicated, is the changing tendency of the collapsed of individual spaces, after pixels modify the scale of image measurement. “Pixel Park” precisely is the blue prints of these generated future parks we refer to.

 

Ladyfest Shanghai 2016

Ladyfest Shanghai
From March 3 to 5, 2016
BASEMENT6, Shanghai
115 Pingwu Road

Ladyfest Shanghai is a grassroots, nonprofit organization formulated by a group of women with the mission to celebrate female empowerment and promote a dialogue for gender equality through hosting an annual event held close to International Women’s Day. The annual event calls upon the local community to join in supporting freedom of self-expression through a diverse set of skills and to create an open environment which fosters mutual inspiration, exchange of experiences and visions of femininity and equality. After three outstanding years, Ladyfest Shanghai returns, bringing you an all-day event filled with new and engaging art installations, performances, and workshops.

Artworks by Sophia Lahlil: The Artist is Absent

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