Mountain River Jump! at South 3F&4F, Bund Finance Center, Shanghai
December 2018~ Spring 2019
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Mountain River Jump! has chosen 49 Chinese animal idioms frequently used in daily lives, then illustrated for them and made them into 49 divinatory cards. We can see how our ancestors described the human's situation through animal idioms. This kind of metaphors can be also found in Zhou Yi. Mountain River Jump! is using Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms to see what will come out when eastern cultural genes mix with fortunetelling in the context of the contemporary world. Meanwhile, they have strong curiosity towards human psychology and of individuals' narration.
Mountain River Jump! at Fang Suo Commune Guangzhou
January 10th, 2019 ~ February 27th
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Conceived by Mountain River Jump! (Huang Shan + Huang He), Temple of Peach Blossom Stars can be seemed as a pop up "temple" which contains traditional memories as well as elements of contemporary life. There are oracles and a divination video in this site-specific art piece. Images and text are parts of the creative results. You are welcome to tie your own wishing ribbons to express the blessing.
由方所提供 Courtesy of Fang Suo Commune
许愿带 Wishing ribbons
山河跳！的近期参与项目包括：“启示录”，四方当代美术馆，南京，中国（2018）；“DOJO 道场”：抽象艺术寺院，Le Commun，日内瓦，瑞士（2018）；“㔷埋儿童节”，PARA SITE与歌德学院，香港，中国（2018）；“300年后”，K11 Art Foundation，香港，中国（2018）；“深渊 Red Eyes”，泰康空间，北京（2018）；“牛鬼蛇神”，牛棚艺术村，香港，中国（2017），“斗法”，SLEEPCENTER，纽约，美国（2017）；“人间传说之动物成语占卜卡”，长征空间，北京，（2017）
Mountain River Jump! is an artist duo founded by identical twin sisters Huang Shan and Huang He, who were born in 1985. The two collaborate as a group while have been working independently on their own solo projects for years. They are fearless in discussing subjects that can only be talked about behind closed doors, such as samsara, astrology, card divination, ghost stories, and mythology. They have broad interests in the ancient and the modern, and attempt to apply ‘cultural psychoanalysis’, at both the linguistic and visual levels, to their study of the reality of the present. They also examine mainstream and official discourses through their research of folklore, analyzing the social-power relationship. Their artistic practices cover a range of formats, including static visual works, moving images, sound, lectures, workshops, and divination behaviors while emphasizing the importance of communications between people.
Recent participated projects include : "Revelation", Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2018), "DOJO le temple de l’abstraction", Le Commun, Genéva, Switzerland (2018), “Underground-children-festival”, ParaSite and Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong, China (2018), “After Three Hundred Years”, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China (2018), “Red Eyes”, Taikang Space, Beijing, China (2018), “Ox-ghosts and Serpent Spirits”, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong, China (2017), "Reality Check", SLEEPCENTER, New York, America (2017), "Legends in Human World / Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms", Long March Space, Beijing, China (2017)