Hungry Ghost Festival: The Burrangong Affray

SYDNEY. SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018

On the final weekend of The Burrangong Affray and to mark the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival, join artist Jason Phu in collaboration with Eugene Choi for a special lion dance performance.

There will also be an opportunity to contribute to the offerings to be made when the artists next visit the township of Young.

For more information about The Burrangong Affray click here.


Artist Biographies: 

Eugene Choi (b. 1993, Sydney, Australia; lives and works in Sydney) is a performance-based artist whose practice has evolved around the physicality of constructing internal and external structures working across sculpture, performance, installation, video and text. Often influenced by the body in movement, Choi’s practice travels between controlled and uncontrolled states by engaging herself in unfamiliar, yet composed situations, relying on the live response of her physical and emotional body. A self-made system of geometry becomes integral between objects, bodies and space, attempting to achieve equilibrium.

Jason Phu (b.1989, Sydney, Australia; lives and works in Sydney) studied at COFA, Sydney graduating with honours in 2011 and NSCAD, Nova Scotia. He works across a range of mediums from installation, painting and sculpture where he traces the connections between the tradition of Chinese brush and ink painting and contemporary practice. His work has been informed by several China based residencies at CAFA, Beijing; DAC Studios, Chongqing; and Organhaus, Chongqing which has enabled him to further investigate the tradition of calligraphy. Recently Jason has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia including Westspace, Melbourne; Nicholas Projects, Melbourne; CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra; and ALASKA PROJECTS, Sydney. He won the coveted Sulman Prize in 2015 and in the same year received a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship which allowed him to develop his practice between China and Australia.

 

PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION: 

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All images: Kai Wasikowski for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

The Burrangong Affray: Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Header image: Jason Phu, In the morning I wake the rooster. In the afternoon I drive across the mountains & waters. At night I cut all my ties, 2018, multimedia installation, dimensions variable; commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for The Burrangong Affray: Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge. Image: Document Photography.