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Fringe Festival Program: 蝕-nibble, erosion, eclipse (Sensory Tour)

September 20, 2016|10:00 am - September 27, 2016|4:00 pm

20 September & 27 September 2016

Three artists, Zheng Tian-Shu (China), Chen I-Yen (Taiwan) and Yang Yan (China), frame a scenario through works of painting, installation and video art. This contemporary art exhibition explores the nature of dream, memory, and desire; it pushes the boundary between illusion and reality, existence and absence, gain and loss.

The exhibition will provide two sessions of sensory tours every Tuesday during the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The tour will enable audiences who are vision-impaired to experience visual art through audio description. In contrast to traditional audio tours, the artists themselves will lead audiences to sense the artwork through touching as well as describing the work. The sensory tour will expand the audience’s art experience which is usually limited by their vision.

The exhibition explores the meanings, feelings, and phenomenon that behind the Chinese character “蝕 (Shí)”. This complex symbol usually refers to eclipse, as well as erosion. It is a character of loss or disappearance. However, things do not just disappear; instead, they hide or go through a transformation. This exhibition opens up a dialogue about the existence of intangible things such as dreams, memories, journeys, and wishes.

The tour is free with museum admission but bookings are essential. Special rates for group bookings (minimum of 10) upon request. Please register here or contact marketing@chinesemuseum.com.au


September 20, 2016|10:00 am
September 27, 2016|4:00 pm
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