Shen Jinxi (China)
Bamboo structure, sound installation
70 x 100 cm、80 x 130 cm、80 x 95 cm

The artist hails from Yuhuan, a fishing village in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. Rapid economic development has driven a faster pace of life, and more people flowing to bigger cities, looking for a better living. In the process they have gradually forgotten customs and dialects of their hometowns. Using discarded fishing gear as the creative material and combining sound and bamboo arts, this work shows the traditional customs in the fishing village in a vivid, real life-based approach. Traditional tunes once popular are also incorporated in the sound installation to present, in an unusual, artistic way, local traditions in the artist’s home village in risk of extinction. The aim is to expose more people to traditional culture of the artist’s homeland and inject a new vitality to it.

Shen Jinxi
Born in 2000 in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, Shen Jinxi is now studying at the Experimental Art Department of the School of Transmedia in the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Shen is passionate about traditional crafts such as wood carving, paper carving, weaving as well as other genres of traditional culture. Most of Shen’s present works are based on traditional culture and techniques from her hometown. By re-creating such traditions through blending them with the new interactive media, Shen attempts to bring new vitality to traditional culture in today’s world of information explosion.

location: University of Macau Museum of Art
01/09/2023 - 05/11/2023