This Sunday 6th March will be our next A Particular Reality in collaboration with East Asian Women Artist Community (EAWAC) event. This session is open to all, as the first in a series of public events platforming the work of East and South-East Asian artists who have been a part of the APR x EAWAC collaboration. This event will be taking place at the Goldsmiths CCA residency space from 2-6PM.
First, at 2PM Mi Zhang will be leading ‘Out of Body’, a sound bar and meditation workshop.
“Sound healing through the cleansing power of white crystal, all attentions on body, mind and soul. After the sound bath we will be doing some exercise and sharing feedback of this experience.”
In the second half of the session River Cao will be screening their film and holding a discussion.
“In addition to APR’s visit on Friday 25th of February to Sadie Coles’ recent exhibition Queerdirect with River and Michelle Williams Gamaker, artist River Cao has agreed to share their experience and the research behind the work “River is My Hometown” (2021), as a part of APR x EAWAC to attract more and wider audiences to the collaboration. They will be screening their film in the CCA resident’s space from 4:30 pm, followed by a talk explaining the work and discussion.
River Cao is a moving image and performance artist based in London. His works arise from a mourning approach. River’s research revolves around the rebuilding of the landscape and the return of the revenants. Using mourning as a method, he creates a series of self-narrative spaces to rethink the emotion of grief.
River’s recent work “River is My Hometown (2021)” was exhibited at Saatchi Gallery “London Grads Now.21” and also nominated in “Selected” 11th program in 2021, which was organised by Film London Jarman Award and Video Club UK, and had screenings across the UK. His work “Forest Picture (2018)” was included in the 2018 Beate album of the Ludwig Museum of Art in Germany and was shortlisted for the Gallery Mcube “experimental short film project”. In late 2019, “Galaxy TV Online Shopping (2019)” was shortlisted for the China Golden Shuanmazhuan Awards, It was screened at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA London) in the following year, and selected for the 2020 Art & Design Education FutureLab at the West Bund Art Center, Shanghai.”