Dancing in the rain / 2007 / Video / 04min07sec / PAL / Sound on / 16:9 / 1440*1080

In the summer of 2007, The artist spend two weeks time with a local independent entertainment team. for a documentary research. "Kan Le" is the name of their team. which means healthy and happiness. they can entertain you with all kind of performances. depend on the different need. they could be the happy joyful singer for the opening ceremony in the morning. and then cry badly for the funeral two hours after. they storage all their necessarily instrument in the bus and travel all over FuJian Province to earn money with this tiny little transportation. this video is a sort of opening of the documentary film about them. by this video, I ask them to perform for me under two requirements which are difficult. On the boat, and in the rain. It will conceptually underlined how they could struggle for their living condition, how big the domination space of their profession can be extended. as well the artist was amazed by the unusual body movement of the "dancing" as they performed.

雨中舞 / 2007 / 高清影像 / 04分07秒 / PAL制 / 16:9 / 像素:1440*1080

在影像作品《雨中舞》中,艺术家雇佣了一个由女舞者和乐师组成的表演团,表演团自称能在任何地方任何场合任何环境下做各种表演。包括有为葬礼准备的悲伤歌曲,嚎啕大哭,也有适合婚礼喜庆的欢乐歌曲。艺术家把所有这些人放入新的情景和人造场景里面,在这个“舞台上”,他们愿意为了艺术家在船上载歌载舞,还要小心不掉入水里。随着时间的推移,海水奔涌,雨也落下来,但我们的舞蹈演员坚持表演,不顾一切只为达成使命。


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