ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

The Revival of the Snake
YANG FUDONG 杨福东
2005
Multi-channel video
10 channel video installation
Music:Wang Wenwei
8 minutes
Edition of 3 + 1AP
YFDv22

music by Wang Wenwei
standard format 4:3 ratio
synchronized
mirror floor

This work tells the end of the story of a soldier going into exile. On a sunny winter's day, the icy ground is stared with snow and life seems as peaceful as the weather. A soldier, escaping from a battlefield, comes to this deserted place which is plagued with the smell of death. He is wandering, attempting to leave this uninhabited world. The only option left to him, however, is walking, ceaselessly and endlessly. What is waiting for him? A hibernating snake is startled awake from its nice dreams and then sees a human, eyes blindfolded and hands bound on the back, kneeling on the freezing ice-covered lake. Who is sentenced to death by the sound of gunshots reverberating around the mountains?

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
YANG Fudong: Close to the Sea·The Revival of the Snake ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 05.12, 2012 -06.30, 2012
China Contemporary Netherlands Architecture Institute; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Netherlands Fotomuseum, The Netherlands 06.10, 2006 -08.13, 2006
No Snow on the Broken Bridge Parasol Unit, London, U.K. 04.07, 2006 -06.09, 2006


Collections
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT


Related Texts:
Introduction of "The Revival of the Snake" TEXT 2012
The Revival of the Snake TEXT 2008
E-Books:
Close to the sea & The revival of the snake - Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition in Beijing PDF 2012-05-12