Jasphy Zheng

Title
Stories from the Room
Date
2020-05-18 - 2020-08-07

CCA 20+ Project
CCA 20+ Project presents emerging artists with the opportunity to experiment with new ideas connected to significant challenges in their career.
Since its foundation in 1997, CCA has been working closely with artists and practitioners from various fields including architecture and science. One of the main activities has always been the program for young artists, such as Fellowship Program started in 2015.

20+ stands for the fact that the program’s first year 2018 is CCA’s 21st year, and indicates an exploration of a new perspection to be continued in the ever changing art world.

CCA Kitakyushu presents a new work by Jasphy Zheng as CCA 20+ Project.

Living between Brooklyn, NY, and China (but mostly in her own head), Jasphy Zheng is an interdisciplinary artist whose recent practice explores the inevitable failure of communication at interpersonal and collective levels. With immersive installations, unannounced performance, sculptural objects, and artist’s books, Zheng realizes scenarios of public intervention aiming at raising awareness of our social and cultural environment in and out of the context of contemporary art.

For CCA 20+ Project, Zheng will present a new work that rethinks the gap between on and offline worlds as a new territory that defines, questions, and challenges the distance between sociality and solidarity at a time like this. In this on-going project, Zheng is collecting personal writings on isolated times at home from people across continents.

All received writings will be preserved in an archive presented in the gallery space with prohibited access from the public. No interaction, only existence. The archive will be updated with incoming contributions weekly, therefore the exhibition is subject to growth over the duration of three months. Through a collective act, this project simulates a virtual gathering that nourishes outpouring to oneself in the form of a community.

 

Open Call: Stories from the Room

In the forthcoming exhibition at CCA Kitakyushu, artist Jasphy Zheng is presenting a new project that rethinks the gap between on and offline worlds as a new territory that defines, questions, and challenges the distance between sociality and solidarity.

In this on-going project, Zheng is collecting personal writings from all continents to build an archive for this difficult time we share. All received writings will be saved in the archive as physical copies, categorized by region, language, and contributor. Each contributor will own a dedicated folder for recurring contributions.

All received writings will be preserved and presented in the gallery space with prohibited access from the public. No interaction, only existence. The archive will be updated with incoming contributions weekly, therefore the exhibition is subject to growth over the duration of three months.

If you would like to participate in the exhibition, please simply:

ーKeep a journal to write about your days

ーWrite as often as possible, at any length, in any language you prefer

ーSend your writings to me via email (jasphyz@gmail.com)

Submission is open from now till August 7th, 2020. Submitted writings will be added to the archive weekly.

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Category
Artist
Jasphy Zheng
Date
2020-05-18 - 2020-08-07