Sensing Obscurity (III) 2012

Erika Tan

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After Chinoiserie, written by Neil Rose and Erika Tan, produced by Neil Rose, 2011

A collaborative work with Erika Tan that mixes clips from examples of Chinoserie found in music and popular culture. Sound clips range from traditional jazz to modern electronic music, via Western interpretations of Eastern cinema. Formed around a traditional B-boy style the work was primarily composed for a group of break-dancers.

Sensing Obscurity (III) is the footage of the dance routine, accompanied by the After Chinoiserie sound piece, originally installed on a small screen along side the main Sensing Obscurity (I) film. The sound work, alone, has since been played on Eastern radio and Sensing Obscurity (III) displayed during the PARA SITE International Conference, Hong Kong 2013.

Commissioned by Eliza Gluckman for ‘Sinopticon: contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art’, 28 April to 7 July 2012.

Produced in partnership with Saltram House, National Trust, and Plymouth College of Art.Funded by Arts Council England, National Trust’s ‘Trust New Art’ programme, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

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