We are preparing to take the Returning Lives collaboration to China in October-November this year. This project features oil and ink paintings by the Hobart-based Chinese-Australian artist, Chen Ping, hand-drawn animation by Shanghai animator Zeng Yi Gang, inspired by Chen Ping's paintings and a percussion score for double marimba by the French composer Gabriel Collet, reflecting upon both the paintings and the animation. The score is performed live by Gabriel and the Polish musician Elwira Slazak, wearing their Axoum Duo hats. The three-way collaboration between artists from Hobart, Shanghai and Warsaw is the 20th project that we have realised as part of our Creative Futures initiative, established in 2005 to encourage intercultural engagement between artists & producers from
Australia and China. Chen Ping + Axoum Duo