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b. 1986, works and lives in Shanghai
Single-channel video
Color & Sound SD Video Installation
23 minutes 9 seconds

In “Beyond Geography”, I imitated the BBC Discovery travel series, playing the role of host as I led the camera to discover and excavate the “exotic lands”. This “exotic lands”, however, are not real settings but are staged up in a 3D digital film studio with a blue screen. Similar to the familiar methods of Discovery program, I appropriated post-production technology to create intense broadcasting atmosphere, simulated the sound effect of a real jungle, and fabricated a primitive tribe in this fake exotic land. I plotted the encounter between the host and the aboriginals, and simulated a colonist type of cultural visit. Thus, I have built up a recognizable scenario that has repeatedly emerged in our surrounding art system.

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Related Exhibitions:
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand 03.18, 2017 -06.11, 2017
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Para Site, Hong Kong Mar,2017 -Jun,2017
Performing in the Shot, New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai 11.09, 2016 -11.13, 2016
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines 09.06, 2016 -12.04, 2016
Exhibit 101: Li Ran and Gary Ross Pastrana, NTU Center For Contemporary Art Singapore (CCA), Singapore 10.02, 2015 -11.29, 2015
Li Ran: Artists' Film Club, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, England 08.26, 2015
Re-projecting: One or Many Roles, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT Xi’an), Xi’an 03.21, 2015 -05.17, 2015
Mobile M+: Moving Images, Hong Kong 03.13, 2015 -04.26, 2015
Li Ran: Archive 23, Video Bureau, Beijing 02.19, 2014 -03.20, 2014
One Man One Night, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, U.S.A. 2014
FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, Haus der Kulturen der Welt(HKW), Berlin, Germany 03.18, 2013 -03.24, 2013
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Taipei 11.09, 2012 -11.30, 2012
Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. 11.02, 2012 -02.17, 2013
Roundtable, Gwangju, Korea 09.07, 2012 -11.11, 2012
Pretty Knowledge, Aike Dellarco, Shanghai 09.05, 2012 -10.15, 2012
The First "CAFAM·Future" Exhibition - Sub-Phenomena:Report on the State of Chinese Young Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 08.08, 2012 -09.06, 2012
The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen 05.12, 2012 -08.31, 2012


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