ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Trying to Remember a River
Four-channel video installation with objects
| Dimensions variable  | Two-channel video projection 28 minutes 8 seconds | Two-channel video on screen 18 minutes 39 seconds | Small Screen A  | Small Screen B  | Small Screen C  | Small Screen D  | Small Screen E  | Small Screen F

First presented at the 14th Gwangju Biennale, "Trying to Remember a River" is an installation that consists of videos displayed across four channels, a soundscape, and collection of objects. As a whole, the installation engages with the life and history of an ancient and unnamed river tributary in Singapore that was transformed into a concrete drain in the early 20th century. The videos feature Zhao's footage of wildlife in the land that surrounds the river, which started appearing as the drain has slowly fallen into disuse over the past thirty years, interspersed with texts that provide context to the history of the river. Along with the selection of objects found near the river, the installation stages an attempt to trace the multiple layers of its history and ecology.

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Related Exhibitions:
Sorry, Frankenstein, Jeonbuk Province Art Museum, Wanju County, South Korea 07.28, 2023 -11.26, 2023
14th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Gwangju, South Korea 04.07, 2023 -07.09, 2023