Featured is the opening of Cao Fei's What Are You Doing Here? project at OSRAM China Lighting Ltd., Foshan, Guangdong, China. Cao's project is the last of the What Are They Doing Here? Art Projects series at Siemens Joint Ventures in China.
'OSRAM China Lighting and Siemens Arts Program asked the artist Cao Fei to conceive an art project for the Foshan site. For this purpose, she distributed questionnaires to the employees, inviting them to express their personal feelings, wishes, anxieties, career goals and expectations. Afterwards she worked intensively with 35 employees to translate these intangibles into artistic form. She divided the employees into five groups, each of which focused on one of the following themes: "Future", "Dreams", "Reality", "Home City" and "Visions". Expressed as drawings and sketches, their ideas will be initially incorporated into a lighting installation, which will be followed by a collaboratively conceived performance and a video.' (from the website)
In English and Mandarin. Documented and filmed by AAA.
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