We are looking to take the Returning Lives collaboration to China in October-November next year. This project, which we premiered in March 2017 as part of the program of the 2017 Ten Days on the
Island festival, 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
French composer Gabriel Collet, reflecting upon both the
paintings and animation. The score is performed live by
Gabriel and Polish musician Elwira Slazak, wearing their
Axoum Duo hats. This three-way collaboration between
artists from Hobart, Shanghai and Warsaw is the 20th
project that we have realised as part of our Creative
initiative, established in 2005 to encourage
intercultural engagement between artists & producers
from Australia and China. Chen Ping + Axoum Duo