Ausin Tung Gallery, 164 High St, Prahran. VIC
Wednesday 26 October 2011 to Saturday 19 November 2011
The Yangtze River Delta (YRD) in China is one of the most urbanized places on the planet. In the 100,000 square kilometers between Nanjing to Ningbo there are over 90 million people inhabiting 16 mega-cities. This exhibition culls together the photography and video work from Mathieu Borysevicz, an artist from NYC who has been probing the heart of the YRD for many years. Borysevicz presents his allegorical Changning District Orchestra, a three-channeled video installation that uses the soundtrack of the city as a vehicle to expose the colorful contradictions of Shanghai’s contemporary urbanity. In this poetic work a plastic bottle becomes a metaphor for the cycles of life, love, reincarnation, as well as social discord and an environmental prophecy.