ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Life of the Pilgrim
single-channel video
Sound, Black-white and color, Single channel HD video
33 minutes
Edition of 5 + 2AP

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This semi-fictional film is in a still-image format. The photographs are from my personal photo collection, including the records of Xinjiang Construction Corps’ production practices in May Day pasture from 1954 to 1964, as well as news photography and stage stills from 1950s to 1980s. In the film, the three generations of sheep are analogies of the migratory life of Christians, and the different dreams with numerous contradictions between generations are the clues of it. I put myself from both the outside and inside angles when narrating the story, provoking the contextual crack between Christians and the world around them.

Li Ran

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Related Exhibitions:
An Impulse to Turn, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing 06.06, 2020 -10.08, 2020
Every Man Is An Artist, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei 01.15, 2020 -02.27, 2020
How Now · The Life APP, How Art Museum, Shanghai 01.19, 2019 -04.19, 2019
METAMORPHOSIS, OCT Institute, Beijing Sep,2018
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Screening | LI Ran, ShanghART Video Room Shanghai 12.02, 2017
Li Ran: Life of the Pilgrim, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 12.02, 2017 -02.11, 2018