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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

HEP China BEIJING (Human Emotion Project)



Saturday 16 January 2010 and will run until 21 March 2010

at: AFA - Beijing, Beijing Contemporary Art Centre

The Exhibition will be divided in the following 4 sections which will run simultaneously in the 4 rooms of AFA - Beijing CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE:


Dave Swensen Until Death Parts Us 01:23 - USA
Nicole Rademacher Walk With Me 01:16 - USA
Khairy Hirzalla Looking for 01:54 - Jordan
Hakan Akcura Catharsis 05:25 - Turkey/Sweden
Larry Caveney Arm Wresting Intervention 08:51 - USA
Kim Miller Thanx for Meeting Me Here 03:11 - USA
Vienne Chan Nightdance 05:53 - HK/Canada
Irina Gabiani Samaia or Triamazikamno 06:26 - Luxembourg
Chan Ka Keong The Dancer and the Guard 02:42 - Macau
Basmati Corpus Tracks 05:17 - Italy
Xenia Vargova Tutu 03:10 - Bulgaria
Ng Fong Chao Redemption 10:55 - Macau

Loss & Desire

Gaia Bartolini Unseen Dialogue 07:21 - Italy
Daniel Chavez Self Examination – I Am Nothing 02:38 - USA
Michael Douglas Hawk Bubble Girl 02:14 - Germany
Richard Jochum Mama 01:34 – Austria/USA
Alison Williams Cage-panic 01:46 - RSA
Debbie Douez Two in One 03:18 - Spain
Manfred Marburger Proud 02:15 - UK
Gili Avissar Self portrait-Dead artist 00:34 - Israel
Jose Drummond The Illusionist 01:58 – Portugal/Macau
Masha Yozefpolsky Deep Freeze Israel
Bianca Lei Won Ton noodles, I love …… IT ! 13:00 - Macau
Li Xiaosong In Cloud 06:30 - China


Amina Bech Tranquility Inverted 03:40 - Norway
Bill Millett The Book 06:46 - UK
Anders Weberg Undisclosed beauty 03:13 - Sweden
Glenn Church Fragility 05:33 - UK
Alison Williams & Anders Weberg Mirror Mirror 02:30 - RSA/Sweden
Christy Walsh Isolation 03:28 - USA
Alberto Guerreiro Transcendent 04:30 - Portugal
Alicia Felberbaum There and Back 02:47 - UK
Sue Pam-grant Portrait 03:26 - RSA
Danny Germansen Alienation & loneliness 01:59 - Denmark
Li Mu Travel 03:34 - China
Alice Kok The Duet 03:21 - Macau


Adamo Macri OOC 05:51 - Canada
Ebert Brothers Bluescape 02:57 - Germany
Verena Stenke/Andrea Pagnes Crossing 02:44 - Italy
Robertina Sebjanic Bubble 06:02 - Slovenia
Niclas Hallberg The Crying Man 01:23 - Sweden
Michael Chang Concerto Azzurro 06:10 - Denmark
Paolo Bonfiglio Mater 07:20 - Italy
João Ricardo Scarleet 07:04 - Portugal
Cindy Ng Walking 09:25 - China
Peng Yun Ninth Day Windy 03:12 - China

“Paradox”, “Loss & Desire”, “Transformation” and “Fantasy” are the chosen proposals for understanding video art, its own multiplicity and the reunion around the imaginative subject of The Human Emotion Project (HEP).

The artists in “Paradox” investigate the contradictions between documentary and performance, fact and fiction, order & chaos. What is real and what is staged? The absurdity of real life, the ambiguity of movement and the enigma of space are some of the perceptions raised in “Paradox”.

“Loss & Desire” explores the ambiguity of misplaced feelings from the philosophical aspect to the emotional. The strong deficit of engagement, the desire for connection and the interior struggle for clarity are permanent in each work.

The power of “Transformation” is a vibrant and integral part of our lives. The mystery of life changing, the spirituality of isolated gestures and sounds and the manipulation of these elements compose a space of reflection and intimacy.

“Fantasy” draws inspiration from the apparent fascination of lively graphic imagery. The looping of the modern era, the provocation of literature, the encounter with the fantastical and the employment of technology indulge the process of these visual stories." from José Drummond, HEP China Curator

Hep China, Curator: José Drummond

Hep director:
Alison Williams

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