LI RAN 李然
Free-standing sculpture | Single-Channel Video
Silent, Single channel HD video, Plaster Sculpture
39 minutes 26 seconds | EACH 42*42*17cm 2 pieces | EACH 74*20*30cm | EACH 46*17*34cm | EACH 22*21*30cm 2 pieces | EACH 20*18*30cm | EACH 13*15*27cm | EACH 81*46*74cm
online view: https://vimeo.com/245124850
The topics of "freedom" and "newness" have always been discussed at the level of “formal language”. This film is based on the photo samples of clothes from Shanghai Garment Factory (garment production) from the spring of 1979 to early 80s, they are shown in the video one after the other in a slow motion.
Different from the samples from 1977 and 1978, the freedom of garment production was suddenly released in the spring of 1979, the bulk of clothes were circulated after imitation and production. On the one hand, these beautiful folds and the forms of clothes were full of expectations for the future, showing their rich emotions to the modern life in the spring breeze. On the other side, however, our broken and separated consciousness has never been repaired as the reform and open-up went on. What co-located with this film are several deformed, misplaced and dismembered plaster sculptures. All the irreconcilable appearance in front of us has served as the reason for us to wait.
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