THE LOWER WORLD

Curiosity cabinet
Curiosity cabinet

"The Lower World - Project content a myriad of sculptures, paintings, art objects, photo, video, such as when a long-distance traveler returns home and shows the findings collected during the journey. In The Lower World Project I did process my impressions from Bejing: the language of the street, archaeological finds and the exciting contemporary art of China. As a journey in time, the imagination and the geographical journey through the Earth become the story and the book: "The Love -Quest of The Cockroach Girl".

Installations from The Lower World were first exhibited in a Studioshow in BIAC, Beijing 2008. Later at Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska) in Stockholm, Pickle Gallery, 798 in Beijing, Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenburg, Lokstallet, Strömstad, Sweden."


(Edited version of exhibition text for "Beyond the Lower World" at Röhsska Museum of Craft and Design 2011-2012)
Messanger. Chesswood, African hardwood, bronze, rubber, oil paint
Messanger. Chesswood, African hardwood, bronze, rubber, oil paint

"Listening to the news on my way to Kallax Airport, I hear that scientists have discovered a community of bacteria deep below the surface of the Earth.
The bacteria have clearly existed there for eons - totally unknown to us.
I don't know how the scientists have reasoned, but I presume the bacteria once burrowed their way down deep into the Earth, firmly convinced that they would find something.
But could they have any idea of what they would find?...
...Then, in the car on the way to Kallax, as the news item about the bacteria drew to a close, the reporter rounded off with the words, 'So, that's today's good news from the World Below!' 'Yes,' I thought. 'That's it! Good News from the World Below.'"

Guards in the Lower World. Glass, iron plate, patinated bronze
Guards in the Lower World. Glass, iron plate, patinated bronze
Guard in the Lower World. Glass, iron plate
Guard in the Lower World. Glass, iron plate
Finding from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Finding from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Finding from the Lower World. Patinated bronze, glass
Finding from the Lower World. Patinated bronze, glass
Guards in the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Guards in the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Findings from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Findings from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Findings from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Findings from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Still life the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Still life the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Still Life from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Still Life from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Finding from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Finding from the Lower World. Patinated bronze
Dragon roots. Patinated bronze, vax, glass, plastic, 3D-print, porcelain, stone ware, wood
Dragon roots. Patinated bronze, vax, glass, plastic, 3D-print, porcelain, stone ware, wood


"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."

Text from "Good News from the Lower World"


Poster: Calling the Lower World. Tang Ziyan 唐子砚 med vernissagekort. Mingle shots from the opening of Calling the Lower World. 2008.
Poster: Calling the Lower World. Tang Ziyan 唐子砚 med vernissagekort. Mingle shots from the opening of Calling the Lower World. 2008.
Ink paintings in the Huang Hua Studio, Beijing 2009
Ink paintings in the Huang Hua Studio, Beijing 2009
Patato printing in the studio in CCD 300, Caochangdi, Beijing 2011
Patato printing in the studio in CCD 300, Caochangdi, Beijing 2011
TUB3, "Landmarks in the Under World", book with potato prints
TUB3, "Landmarks in the Under World", book with potato prints
"The Love Quest of The Cockroach Girl". Unique book with monotype prints
"The Love Quest of The Cockroach Girl". Unique book with monotype prints

PARTS OF THE LOWER WORLD PROJECT:

TUB 3

About the blue subway line "Hjulstalinjen", made in potato print

Theatre Three Taihu Stones

A sculpture installation

Ink paintings

A series of eight paintings "Guards in the Lower World"

Exhibitions in the Lower World Project:

(A small selection)


Museum of Far Eastern Antiquties

Good News from the Lower World, Stockholm 2010

Röhsska Mueum of Craft and Design

Beyond the Lower World, Göteborg 2011-12.