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The Grand Voyage: A Man Upside Down

Finished Ended on Sun Nov 20, 2016
OCAT (Bei Suzhou Lu)
1016 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Wen'an Lu


A collaboration between Guo Xi and Zhang Jianling, this is the latest chapter in ongoing work Grand Voyage, realized last year on an 86-day long cruise. The duo's route was inspired by various historical cultural figures, including Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader who disappeared at sea in 1975, as well as poet Arthur Craven, last seen in Mexico in 1918. Built on memory, literature, and sensory experience, the latest installment of The Grand Voyage is called A Man Upside Down and is just that: a topsy-turvy vertical world presented through multi-channel videos and mechanical installations.