ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Close to the Sea
YANG FUDONG 杨福东
2004
Multi-channel video
10-channel video installation, sound by Jin Wang
23 minutes
Edition of 4 + 2AP
YFDv16

In this ten-channel video installation, a concert is being staged at the seaside. Accompanied by various musical instruments, the love story of a young couple is unfolded on the same location. The videos set on the centre display two scenarios taking place simultaneously: one shows a young couple riding a horse along the sea and the other a pair of lovers struggling for survival from a ship accident. The other eight screens deliver at the same time the performance of diverse instruments, a trumpet and a cello played on the rocks, for example. The background music, which is hallucinatory, dreamlike and even uncoordinated, reflects the conflicts between ideals and reality. The young lovers, despite the threat of death, continue with their discussion of ideal, faith and anticipation.

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Related Exhibitions:
YANG Fudong: Close to the Sea·The Revival of the Snake ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 05.12, 2012 -06.30, 2012
FACT Liverpool (Liverpool Biennial 2004) Livepool, U.K. 2004


Related Texts:
Close to the Sea - Introduction TEXT 2012
Close to the Sea TEXT 2008
Yang Fudong Recent Films and Videos - pressrelease and texts on works , Stedelijk Museum TEXT 2006
E-Books:
Close to the sea & The revival of the snake - Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition in Beijing PDF 2012-05-12