List of Monumental sculpture projects 2015

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Slow Qin : Echo HO

Interesting transparent electric Qin!  

Echo Ho

Echo Ho is a contemporary artist born in Beijing who lives and works in Cologne. Her artistic practice often shows a complex migrational context and conceptual links of culturally diverse materials and artistic discipline. She implies aesthetic strategies of ancient China and translates these into the new globalised media technologies and materials. In her sounds, noises, voices and music many of the principles of a remembered life are connected both spatially and through installation; it is a search for a place amidst rapid changes in all areas of life. Principles of randomness, the oracle-like and the complexity of (mostly urban) landscape images are transformed into everyday life and create dreamlike scenarios: Memories, or better yet, false memories of a fantasised past and an intangible future. The modular construction creates an onomatopoeically distorted, poetically strange and “un-homely” world, consisting of subjective experiences and the search for a homeland, but also of globalised artefacts. In Ho’s art works, which ranges from audio video installations and sound art interventions to live intermedia performances, the power of the old is equally as apparent as the potential of the new. In her current project »Resembling Shanshui – Tuned To Site« Echo Ho re-invented the oldest traditional Chinese string instrument »Gu Qin« into a »Slow Qin«. She extended its functions for sensory field recording in urban space and enabled it to become a wireless interface for controlling self-built music software. From 2007 to 2013, she worked as assistant professor at Media Academy of Media Arts Cologne, she teached in the area of sound and video art.

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