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Real Fiction Cinema , China Premiere
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Real Fiction Cinema, China Premiere

Shanghai

Shanghai A Travelling Art Installation in Public Space

 

ArtsRouge International in collaboration with Littmann Cultural Projects

Opening: September 27, 2016 at 15:00 Through November 26, 2016

Admission: Free

3 Locations in Shanghai:

Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum (Power Station of Art), Rooftop

Si Nan Mansions

Shanghai Expo Houtan Park

Daily Opening Hours: 9:00 –21:00 and by appointment

 

ArtsRouge presents Real Fiction Cinema, China on September 27, 2016 through November 26,2016. The non-commercial temporary art installation will take place in Shanghai, China, providing a unique perspective of temporary art intervention in public space. Comprising three cinemas at three locations in the city of Shanghai, Real Fiction Cinema curated by Klaus Littmann(Litmann Cultural Projects) in conjunction with artist Job Koelewijn, will make its official first stop in China after extensively traveling in Switzerland. The precise perspectives and film music chosen by the artists are defined by particular locations, utterly intimate for each viewer, who according to their reaction and personal experience in life, creates his or her own film script. A broad window – serving as the “real projected screen”– documents live every second, minute and hour. By supplementing the “real cinema” with soundtracks from well-known films, the screenplay and plot of the films are shaped according to the principle of “planned chance” A familiar view of the street is manipulated into a “conditioned vision”, which in turn lead to psychologically provocative programmed scenes, interplaying with the “familiar” and “unfamiliar”. Real Fiction Cinema crosses the boundaries of culture and language as well. Viewers from diverse backgrounds can interpret the Cinema in the process of experiencing the reality. As art critic and publicist Reinhardt Stumm puts it, “The imaginary and the real flow together in a way that we have never experienced before”. The art project started in November 2010 in Zurich. Since then, the cinemas travelled to Bern, Basel – during Art 42 Basel - and Ticino - for the Locarno Festival. In its nine-month tour, more than 71,000 people visited Real Fiction Cinema. The project took a test run in Dongguan city of Guangdong province in 2015, attracted 200,000 visitors.

 

Shanghai is the official city for the premiere. After Shanghai, the cinemas will go to some of the most characteristic cities and towns of China. All the cinemas music will be recreated according to different cultures of the local cities. Shanghai is one of the most important cities in the world with a population of 35 million. One cinema among them will be curated with known Chinese film music chosen from the golden age of 1920s Shanghai, which samples some of the best Chinese music up to now. Each cinema is 12 meters in length by 5 meters in width, and 2.7 meters tall. The enclosed room, originally designed by LOST Architecture in Switzerland, is a regular cinema setting accommodating twenty-three viewers. A concurrent film projection will be presented at Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum (the Power Station of Art), where interaction of the visitors will be happening from three locations simultaneously WIFI transferred to the museum. This project is a non-commercial temporary art intervention in the city bringing the public a totally fresh perspective and direct encounter with the power of art. After two months in Shanghai, Real Fiction Cinema will start to travel in China. Subsequent installation cities will be announced over the next few months.