Yang Beichen at salt projects, Beijing, October 12, 2016. | 2016年10月12日於北京salt projects.
Revisiting the tradition of epistolary writing, the lecture performance, Another Letter from an Unknown Reader: A Second-time Thoughtful Speculation on Love /fictional presents an editor’s reply to a reader’s skepticism on love. Both a response letter and a radio broadcast, this narrative piece takes literature, films, and visual arts as its reference to contemplate love’s history, forms of expression, politics, and its future.
The first iteration of this lecture performance, A Letter from an Unknown Reader: A Thoughtful Speculation on Love /fictional, was presented at salt projects, Beijing in 2016.
Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
About the artist
Artforum China since 2012. is devoted himself to the interdisciplinary research between contemporary art and cinema through his curatorial practices, such as The Prose of the World (OCAT, Shen Zhen), Modern Witchcraft or Iconoclast (CAFA Museum, Beijing), (Magician Space, Beijing), : Experience and PovertyNew Metallurgists (co-curated with Collection, ). His current research interests focus on the contemporary Moving-Image theory, Media Archaeology and New Materialism.
is a contemporary art and film studies scholar, who teaches at Dramatic Literature Department in Central Academy of Drama. He got his M.A. in University Paris Nanterre and his Ph.D. in Beijing Film Academy with a dissertation titled Film as Archive. He worked as senior editor at