Misty Clouds, Scattered Colours

Small Cinema Liverpool, September 2017
Presented by Edouard Malingue Gallery
Supported by FACT, Liverpool; CFCCA, Manchester; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; ART LABS, Liverpool; LJMU, Liverpool; The Double Negative

Taking as a point of departure the seminal Ming dynasty text ‘A Journey to the West’ and its seeking of clarity and understanding, ‘misty clouds scattered colours’ is a three-day moving image project focusing on films by artists based in Asia and its diaspora. Taking place in the site of Liverpool Community Cinema, in a converted magistrates court in the heart of Liverpool, the project is presented in collaboration with key art organisations across Liverpool and the North West. Composed of three different nights, each focusing on self/space/nation respectively, the project aims to systematically dispel notions of ‘otherness’ and the clichéd ‘East to West’ rhetoric. Every evening, the programme will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session with invited artists, curators and critics.

Artists included: Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong), Tao Hui (1987, China), Zheng Bo (1974, China), Shen Xin (b. 1990, China/United Kingdom), Zhou Tao (1976, China), Tromarama (est. 2006, Indonesia), João Vasco Paiva (b. 1979, Portugal/Hong Kong), Suki Chan (b. 1977, Hong Kong/United Kingdom), Hao Jingban (1985, China), Chia-En Jao (b. 1976, Taiwan), Sun Xun (b. 1980, China), Kwan Sheung Chi (b. 1980, Hong Kong), Samson Young (b. 1979, Hong Kong), Ho Tzu Nyen (b. 1976, Singapore) and Charwei Tsai (b. 1980, Taiwan).

Public programme participants: Shen Xin (Artist), Ying Tan (Curator, CFCCA), Dr. Leon Rocha (Professor, Chinese Studies, Liverpool University), Suki Chan (Artist), John Hyatt (Artist and Musician; Professor, Contemporary Art, LJMU; Director, ART LABS), Thomas Dukes (Curator, Open Eye Gallery), Charwei Tsai (Artist), Mike Pinnington (Co-Founder, The Double Negative; Content Editor, Tate Liverpool) and Stephanie Bailey (Writer/Critic).


Installation view, ‘misty clouds scattered colours’, Liverpool, U.K., 2017. Image courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery.

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