ETCETERA

02/25/2014

The Institute For Provocation is delighted to present a one-night solo exhibition Etcetera by visiting artist Stéphane Blumer (b.1985, Geneva, CH lives and works in London, UK). 

 

Over the past two months this multidisciplinary artist has engaged in a multi-channel dialogue with the social environment in BJ, resulting in a myriad of exciting new work. He will be showing artworks ranging from video & performance to objects, all of which were informed by his research residency at IFP on the cross-cultural communication, overlaps of language, self-censorship and humour. 

 

Among them is Messenger 传话 - a relay of interactions with tourists and locals around the immensely popular alley nanluoguxiang. The video work captures 100 individuals filming themselves with a mobile phone, repeating the message recorded by the previous messenger. The work becomes a contradictory display where the original message of contrived platitudes dissolve and mutate into personal meaning.

 

Please join us for this event Tuesday 25 February from 5pm onwards for a cocktail. 

 

There will be a live performance at 7pm.

 

www.stephaneblumer.com

 

With the support of ProHelvetia 

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Institute for Provocation

4/F, Suit B7-3A, 706 North 1rd St.,

2 Jiuxianqiao Rd (798 art zone),

Chaoyang District,

Beijing,

CHINA

 

激发研究所

北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号(798艺术区)706北一街B7-3A,4楼。