Thursday, 12 November 2009

The Invisible Generation Shenzhen - October 24

Hu Xiangqian – No Sound Peformance (The Loft)

Hu Xiangqian is interested in taking the idea of musical sampling and staging it in other genres. For the performance in Shenzhen he asked four artists to act as a music group and to perform a playback without sound. The outcome was a very strange pantomime that built up to a massive crescendo where the performers gave everything, as if it was a climax of a grand arena concert. An unexpected benefit was that the video that documents the project has every documentary quality of a concert video apart from the missing sound.