Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Eröffnung: 31.03.2016, 19:00 (The artist will be present)
Ausstellungsdauer: 01.04.2016 - 22.05.2016
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Chongquing is a loud city - music, advertising announcements and blaring traffic mingle in a soundscape that reaches an average of 100 dB. Chaos and a hectic hustle and bustle determine daily routine. The city streets bubble like a Chinese hot pot, a traditional dish served simmering.
Loud crashing and banging symbolizes the search for happiness, the power of thunder is an expression of the emergence of life. Chongquing´s citizens face this ear-splitting noise with ambivalence: does it signify security and hope or uncertainty and fear?
Recordings of the streets of Chongqing comprise the sound carpet of this exhibition, causing the remains of lighted fire-crackers to vibrate.
Li Li was born 1982 in Chongqing, China. 2001-2005 she studied oil painting at Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing. Li Li is working on daily life themes realising interactive events in public space, using simple materials and reduced technology.