Preface of Emerging Curator
Writer, Emerging Curator Yuqian Deng
In the 1960s, under the background of "perceptual phenomenology", art showed a "paradigm" change in form and concept. As the key node of the transition from modernism to postmodernism, minimalism has opened the way of contemporary “theatre” art (installation art, process art, performance art, etc.).From this point on, the artist shifted from art form to the periphery of art, striving to explore the possibilities of art and expand the social dimension of art. In Fred's "theatrical theory", the boundary between art and the viewer is broken, and art is reintegrated into life practice. The viewer and the context in which is part of the composition of the work, the viewer will be stimulated to explore the perceived effects of a particular intervention at a particular location. Pan Long's works have a strong "theatre" characteristics. She wants to make art work in life and invites those who can enter this field by chance, open themselves, to "think together and act together."
Fungi, which seem to be tiny creatures, actually have incredible vitality. No matter how bad the environment is, the fungus is always the first to wake up on the barren land. It was this unique character that attracted Pan Long. She tried to enter this special micro-world, to understand the fungus, and used fungus as medium to complete her series of early creations through “cooperation” with fungi.On an accidental occasion, Pan Long had the opportunity to enter the social scene in the coastal areas to observe and understand some of the current social situation that she has never been exposed to before. The ecological environment and living environment are greatly challenged in this era and all of these are shockingly exposed in a small fishing village.Therefore, Pan Long was not satisfied to create works that only expresses her own artistic feeling so she turned these thoughts and exploration into action. Based on this, the Wonderland Intersection－Mushroom Boat Sailing Plane has become an important node in the transformation of art form in Pan Long's creation. From this point on, Pan Long's works no longer only focuses on the analysis and exploration of modernism's form, but goes out of personal world and enter the scene of society and the environment, and is related to reality problems.
During this residency, in the very different context of Chongqing, Pan Long tries to explore the Jiulongpo scene using an unique perspective of fungi.In the wave of urbanization and industrialization, “demolition ruins” that contains the spirit of the times has appeared in the Jiulongpo area. Pan Long hoped to dig deeper into history and emotions contained in the "ruins" and to jointly create a collective works with people living there. The items that once were vivid,, have aroused participants’ emotional recall for themselves and their Time. It is also because of the mixture of these secular objects, secular time (continuous) and secular experience, Pan Long’s works has been given a theatricality character.At the same time, Pan Long also strives to express and spread an ecological concept through the works, guiding people to pay attention to the non-human material in the collaborative process of cultivating and understanding fungi, helping them to think and reflect about individuals, the environment and the society.
Have you ever paid attention to the environment around you?Do you know that we are at a critical moment? What is the current status of us?Pan Long’s works does not give answers to these questions. She throws the questions to everyone, and hopes that everyone will experience and feel in the process of co-creation. For this reason, Pan Long's works are usually very participatory and cooperative.Finally, returning to the topic of dwelling in catastrophe, I think,"Think together, act together" Is probably what Pan Long wants everyone to know through the works.
Introduction of this resident plan
Writer, Artist Pan Long
After the work of Wonderland Intersection in 2019, I began to think that my work should not only be environmentally friendly, but also reflect on ecological issues. It is also a search for how art stirs life and how to retell it. Fungus is a language, a weapon, or an excuse in my work. It helped me to go deep into the social scene, avoiding obstacles; it also helped me to attract and gather people, and my real job is to do it under fungus. I pay attention to the living environment of human beings, not only the natural environment, but also the spiritual environment of people. I pay attention to the personal connection in this environment, and how to play the role of art so that more people realize that there are problems in our life and need take action for this.Previously my work was based on fungal media, and I thought about how to use art to get involved in society. I came to Chongqing this time and continued to think deeply about how to use the mushroom to intervene in the society in a better way. Therefore, based on the observation of Huangjueping, I will make artistic creations for people, things and things in Huangjueping, and invite the masses walk into my creative scene and work together to create and think about art.After witnessing the demolition ruins of Huangjueping, I felt the "city of doomsday" landscape, and connected it with the "doomsday landscape" on the beach. I proposed the theme of "Doomsday Inhabitation", which is a continuation of my survival problem reflection. "Doomsday" is a sense of crisis for the future destiny, "inhabitation" is a reflection on how people live and how to survive in response to a crisis. Above this, I launched the "Doomsday inhabitation - Mushroom Research Workshop" project, which is the use of workshops for artistic creation, perhaps this good art is involved in the form of society. I hid the issues I was thinking in every workshop, attracted community residents with interesting topics and activities, and let them start thinking in a step-by-step guide, ultimately provide an environment for them to work together to create a work of art. At this time, art is no longer a distant object, but can be understood, created by oneself, and deeply buried in their stories and thinking about society. All participants in this process, including my own transformation, are at the heart of my workshop program.
Wonderland Intersection and Doomsday Inhabitation are very important works in my creative context, and the name itself is also a series of questions.“Wonderland” is our beautiful pursuit of the living environment, we stand on the road leading to "wonderland",And on both sides of the road is a difficult situation that makes people struggling. Where should we go?Maybe any road will lead to the doomsday.At the time of its arrival,How do survivors live?How to use the "garbage" in the ruins to reconstruct the dwelling place?How to let life continue at that moment?
《仙境路口－送船》，视频、装置、文献， 2019 年
This work was based on the social pollution incident, C9 leaked in the year of 2018, pollution caused the ecological cycle to be interrupted, and fungi was one of the ways of resurrection cycle. As an ancient form of life, fungi are the ecological intention of symbiosis and connection, and also have the practical effect of repairing pollution. In the scientific experiment, the strip-shaped mushroom is used as the medium to absorb the oil on the sea surface, and this is the inspiration for this work. In the work, the degradation ability of the mushroom is turned into a mushroom boat. The mushroom boat is a "rebirth boat" built on the basis of the leaking ship - cargo tanker, spoiled ship - foam fishing boat in the event. These three ships carry different values behind them. The ground of the mushroom boat can absorb the oil on the water surface and purify it. The name of the work was selected as the name of the local bus stop. It is not only the reality of the wonderland intersection in life being attacked by the factories, but people's pursuit of "wonderland" also needs to make choices for the next step.
《逆向书写》，雕塑，35cm*25cm 不等， 蘑菇、书本 ，2019 年
Reverse Writing, sculpture, 35cm*25cm but differ in size , mushroom, book, 2019
This work is a book that will carry human concepts and civilizations. It is used as a nutrient for cultivating mushrooms. In the process, the contents of books are either wrapped in hyphae, or penetrated by hyphae, and finally grow fruit. Each book carries a growing drama, and the audience can partially read the contents of the book, and can feel more in the strange growth pattern of the mushroom.
I digged the wreckage of the past from the ruins, erecting them into stele, and implanted mushrooms in the personal diaries of former residents to invite this "unobtrusive" life to join the record of people's existence, when it covers the traces of people's writing. This has become a sighed forest of steles, but unlike the condensation of history, the hyphae will continue to grow on the stele and open the next cycle.
《剩余的身体》，视频、装置 ， 蘑菇雕塑、霉菌雕塑、木耳木箱、石膏雕塑等，2019年
Remnant Body, Video, installation, mushroom sculpture, mold sculpture, fungus wooden box, plaster sculpture, etc., 2019
The Remnant Body is the possibility of changing the body of human beings in nature. I invited microbes, insects, wind and water in nature to complete the work together. The human body is not only the sculpture of the human body, but also the artifacts, the packing box, the clock and the metal frame are derived from the human body. Some of these "body" are placed in ponds to become habitats for donkeys, sanded into pebbles by the waves, and become the carrier of fungi. The hour hand was also blocked during the growth of the mushrooms. This is the scene after the silence of mankind, and the power that is usually hidden is apparent. The works are laid out in a diffuse manner, and the audience shuttles through them to feel the connection between the works.
Born in Yichun in 1991
Bachelor degree in Animation,China Academy of Art
Master's degree from the School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art
2016 WORKING OUT -WORKING IN ，北京丹麦文化中心 ，北京，中国
Exhibition Experience2019 Return Art Festival, Chongqing, China2019
Invalid Exchange, Fosun Art Center,Shanghai, China2019 The middle zone, Xiamen, China2019
Zhijiang international youth art festival，Hangzhou, China2019 Invalid Exchange, Art museum of China academy of fine arts，Hangzhou, China2018
Design and Thinking, Hong Kong university of science and technology, Hong Kon2018 Dust House, China academy of art，Hangzhou, China2018
Presence Folding,China academy of art，Hangzhou, China2018
Graduates Art Fair Shenzhen，Shenzhen, China2017
Venice biennale China pavilion opening performance, Animation coordination, Italy2017
Unbounded motional， San Shang Art，Hangzhou, China2016
WORKING OUT -WORKING IN，The Danish cultural center ,Beijing, China2016
Seven days curator，Hengtong international innovation park, Beijing, China2016