ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

The Colored Sky: New Women II
YANG FUDONG 杨福东
2014
Multi-channel video
5 channel video installation HD colour with sound, 12'00-15'48''
Music: Wang Wenwei
15 minutes 48 seconds
Edition of 6 + 2AP
YFD_3405

The Coloured Sky: New Women II is about young girls in their room or private space... It’s a work that attempts to convey the sensation of a girl with a special, secret gift.

With a haunting lyricism and dreamlike narrative, The Coloured Sky: New Women II examines the secret desires and anxieties of young women as they come of age. The work captures a journey that has, on one hand, ended, and on the other has barely begun.

Yang Fudong:
My mind was on The Coloured Sky: New Women II when I completed New Women. I was thinking about a colour film instead of black-and-white, and one that would not focus on idealism or a ‘grand’ narrative. To me New Woman II feels closer to childhood. Remember the way the wrapper of a candy had a dazzling rainbow colour when you put it against a sunbeam? New Women II is more about young girls in their room or private space. These girls have secrets which they never tell anyone, perhaps a secret present like a music box, a pearl or a necklace. New Women II is a work that attempts to convey the sensation of a girl with a special, secret gift. I would like to get close to real life by looking at this secret present.

During the shooting of The Coloured Sky: New Women II, I could feel that there had been a shift. I tried to get close to a form of abstract video, and I also explored a new type of narration and expression.

I have made a lot of black-and-white films before, but this time I chose digital video to make a coloured work. This was a very important experiment in understanding the ways that colour video can improve or change the narration. Also New Women II makes me think that I might need to incorporate painting, installation, video and mix them together in my future works. This project has given me some fresh ideas — perhaps this kind of freestyle creation can give me the courage to explore new things and support other breakthroughs.

Detail pictures:

Production Photo

Related Exhibitions:
The Coloured Sky: New Women II Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul, Korea 05.10, 2016 -08.17, 2016
La Collection, un choix d’œuvres chinoises Fondation LVMH, Paris, France 01.27, 2016 -09.05, 2016
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand 09.25, 2015 -01.25, 2016
Twin Tracks: Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition Yuz Museum, Shanghai 08.27, 2015 -11.15, 2015
The Coloured Sky: New Women II Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France 04.18, 2015 -05.30, 2015
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia 12.04, 2014 -03.15, 2015


Collections
Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, Paris


Related Texts:
The Coloured Sky: New Women II, Yang Fudong TEXT 2015