Opening Reception: 2011.9.24, 12:00-17:00
Open Hours: 12:00-19:00pm
Location: 943 Space, A Zone, Loft·JinDing 1919, North JinDing Shan RoadNo.15, Kunming
This site-specific installation in the space of the studio will give people, inhabitants and artists, the chance to reconnect with a perception of time and space that is not related to the capitalistic pressure of producing and consuming things.
I would like in this way to transform the space for few days in a ‘free-time sanctuary’, where people can come and just stay. There is no ticket to pay, no obligation to follow. There will be only red soil to walk barefoot into, in the beautiful light that comes from the transparent strips of the studio’s ceiling.
The soil comes from Yunnan, a specific area that has been taken by local artists in the past twenty years as a powerful inspiration and symbol of the return to cultural roots and to nature, against the fast growing economy system represented by the new city skyline.
The aim of the project is to “free” the land for being just another mean of production, left dying in the corners of constructions sites all over the city, and give it back its value of an inspirational reminder of Yunnan’s cultural identity and truth, against the ordinary phenomenon of faking places, things and objects common nowadays in China and especially here in Kunming.