Experiencing Interruptions?

Huang Bian

The documentary 'HuangBian' was commissioned by the Times Art Museum for the 5th Community Arts Festival.
At the end of 2020, Guangzhou-based EDPG(dance studio) decided to set up a 10-DAYs EA SHOP in Huangbian Village, a community on the edge of Guangzhou city——EA means 'Ephemeral Art', a flash dance studio enters the community and lives authentically for 10 days. At the same time, the relationship between art and community was considered.

  • Lu Zhang
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    39 minutes 40 seconds
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    July 22, 2021
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Director Biography - Lu Zhang

1987 Born in China
2010 B.F.A., Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou.
Lives and works in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province and BeiJing China

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Director Statement

Facing the reality of whether the institution can survive in COVID‐19 epidemic, artist Ergao received an invitation from the Times Art Museum to enter the Huangbian Village. His member and him dance with the residents, show his dance films on the square, organise performances with the residents and run private dance courses......Like a "living dance theatre", it hide in the community and grow for 10 days. Can dance be a useful language of communication? By documenting the events, I really saw different groups of people communicating through performance and dance. Rather than isolating them and giving them so-called 'special care', community arts activities provide a more equal space for them to participate in a common event 'together'. This leads to communication and connection. These 'connections' give them encouragement to think and change in a positive direction.