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Artists in Residence in China

POL’s Live Soundtrack at MoCA Shanghai


Performer: POL, Ban Lei
Time: 19:00-20:30, Dec.3, 2016
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai

DryHope x Dunhuang Chart

Swiss artist POL followed his fall residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MoCA), POL presented Dunhuang Chart and a live sound performance with Chinese artist Ban Lei, who is participating in the “Shan Shui Within” exhibition at MoCA Shanghai. Get lost in the dizzy candle light slightly, the bell rings which interweaves the silent night.


NONGFU SPRING BIANZHONG will be accompanied by an electronic live soundtrack performed by Chinese musician Ban and swiss sound artist POL. For the occasion POL designed a special instrument called NONGFU SPRING BIANZHONG inspired by iron bells instruments found in every temples of China but with 4 liters water tanks instead of bells.


DryHope, conceived as an electro-minimalistic sculpture with an unprecedented configuration hoisted above the audience, will produce a sound an agram in live. Pillar of the Geneva arts scene, POL is a versatile musician. After reinterpreting Steve Reich’s Drumming at La Batie in 2012, POL returns with DryHope, an interpretation of John Adams’ Hoodoo Zephyr, which has been designed as a minimalist electro sculpture. Immersion guaranteed!


DUNHUANG CHART is a multi-diffusion sonic installation designed by swiss sound artist POL. It consists of 30 different sources of sound distributed around the exhibition space. It is inspired by the Dunhuang Celestial Chart, the oldest map of the stars discovered in the world. It was written in China during the 8th century. This piece is the continuation of a long-term project around ancient astronomy, the previous works where Jantar Mantar (video/sound) and Axis Mundi (contemporary dance).




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