Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry. Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jie Shao 邵捷
Jie Shao is an interdisciplinary artist working on installation and sculpture. Combining with personal memory, observation and experience, his practice aims to represent rules that lies in society, repeatedly and accidentally triggered in everyday life. By understanding the function and metaphor of different materials, his work intends to contour the knot between them.
Urban Flood Prevetion Manual，Films
Rear Window Gallery, Hangzhou, China, 2021
1.Where were you born? 你在哪里出生？
2. Longest you have been away from home? 最长离家多久？
Talking about home in general meaning, maybe 10 years.
3.Coolest place you’ve travelled to? 旅行去过的最有意思的地方是哪里？
Mumbai. Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, that is located side by side with the India’s economic center in Mumbai.
Dhobi Ghat, an open-air laundry in Mumbai
4.The best way to destress? 对你来说，最好的减压方式是什么？
Maybe swimming. I enjoy the moment when my body collides with physical resistance.
2021 Ceramics, wax, wire rope
5. A book you plan on reading? 打算读那本书？
“The Global Transformation of Time” by Vanessa Ogle. A friend recommended me this book, it’s about the formation of Greenwich Time and world time over a span of nearly a century. I am interested in systems and rules, and the rules of time have assimilated the world violently.
Vanessa Ogle, The Global Transformation Of Time. 朋友推荐的一本书，讲了在接近一个世纪的时间跨度里，格林威治时间和世界时间的制定过程，我本身对于系统和规则的很感兴趣，时间规则其实暴力地同化了世界。