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Finds from the Lower World - Dragon roots in glass, bronze and wood. As memories of a trip past the center of the earth. Anyone who digs deep enough, will dig a whole to China

 

 

The Curiosity Cabinet is a growing collection, an installation that was born in Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town in 2007, was shown in the exhibition  inFORMATION at Hälsingegatan 3 in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, and Borderline (BCFCA), Stockholm 2008. At the Royal Institute of Art in 2009,  the sculptures were given other forms. The installation was exhibited at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm in "Good News from the Lower World! 2010. In developed form it will be exhibited at Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts, in Gothenburg, Sweden, autumn 2011

 

 

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EARLY ONE MORNING Zhang Xuejiao returned with two more photographers, Liu Aiguo and Li Jun, and we all drove to Sanchazi, where the Great Wall of China is known as ‘The Dragon’s Back’. There, high above us, wreathed in mist on the hilltops snaked the back of the dragon. It was quite a struggle to make our way to the summit, but when we got there we called out with sheer exhilaration across the dizzying heights. As the echoes of our voices faded among the clouds I noticed a root beside my feet – a Dragon Root.

一 天的大清早,张雪蛟和另外两名摄影师——刘爱国和李骏——就来了。然后我们一起驾车到三岔子。这儿的长城俗称“龙背”。这里,龙的脊背环绕盘旋在高高的山 上,蜿蜒曲折。爬到 山顶的确颇费气力,到达山顶时,我们在高处大声呼唤着,欢声笑语洋溢在山中。随着我们的回声在云中渐渐消退,我看到自己脚边有一块树根——龙之根.

It’s bounty like this that these journeys produce. Scratching the surface, burrowing, digging deep, I inevitably find something. I just happened to be there – in the night among the lanterns and shadows on Lai Guang Ying Dong Road, in a museum, in a subway carriage. Then and now, there and here fuse together to form a picture, maybe a little sketch that I later return to and reinterpret in the light of new contexts. I see myself. I see my times.

正是这样的旅程才会给人以丰厚的回报。顺着地面往里深挖,我自然能发现点什么。我碰巧在那里:在来广营东路灯影相伴的夜里,在博物馆里,在地铁车厢里。以前和现在,这里和那里,这一切融合在一起形成了一张图画,也许是一张素描。在以后的时光里,在新的背景的映衬下,我会回到这张素描上,对其重新定义。我看到了自己,看到了我所处的时代。

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Magnolia, sculpture in patinated bronze

Väktare, skulptur i trä av Torsten Jurell. Ingår i Underjordsprojektet på Röhsska Museet hösten 2011Guard, sculpture in painted wood, 2009-10

 

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