“Conformity”, by Shi Jiayu. 4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition at Four-Face Space Art Center. Luodai, Chengdu.

Friday 4th July 2014. 3-5 pm.

Shi Jiayu’s microResidency was carried out in parallel with other four microResidencies. It’s part of the Project 4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition, which took place at Four-Face Space Art Center of Luodai, Chengdu (China) from 4th to 6th July 2014.

Resulting artwork is part of an exhibition at the space quoted, that will be opened from 13th July to 26th August 2014


Proposal (text sent by the artist)*:

“Implementation process:

1 Make the paperboard hollow cylinder, hanging on the center of ceiling (1.65meters to the ground), wipe the black color inside and outside the cylinder. Set some small cylinders outside the big cylinder, made by plastic slices, inside of small cylinders will be painted with patterns, these patterns may be looks like something (like clouds, mountains and so on),but not totally like them. Audiences can see the patterns, set a small light (yellow rays) in order to build a dim and mysterious atmosphere. Put a wooden box (about 35 centimeters high) on the ground, for audiences to use.

2. Me with some other partners will look through the small cylinders and pretend to be very interested in what we see. Audiences can stand on the box to watch it, it won’t be easy to see what is really inside, what they see will be really or not really, audiences who are watching it will be more and more concentrated, so more audiences will be attend into the game.”

microresidencia#58 Shi Jiayu from espacio islandia on Vimeo.

(Pictures: Eric Wang / Carmen Soriano)


4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition is a project organized by Espacio Islandia, Four-Face Space Art Center, teachers and students of the Fine Arts College of Sichuan University. It is supported by the Spanish Embassy in Beijing, Instituto Cervantes in Chongqing, Chengdu Longquanyi Distrit of C.P.C., Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of Longquanyi District in Chengdu.


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