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    蜇(zhè) The startled awakening of 17 years cicadas
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    蜇(zhè) The startled awakening of 17 years cicadas

    , Cherry Song 宋清羽, 2021, cicada shells, maple snag, soil, sand, construction waste, speakers, audio, 170 x 150 x 150 cm

    Thousands of cicada shells, hung on maple tree snag buried in soil dug up from a construction site. The title of the piece refers to the Chinese calendar date of 惊蛰(Jīngzhé), a day where hibernating insects are awakened by the signals of thunderstorms.

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    蜇(zhè) The startled awakening of 17 years cicadas
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    蜇(zhè) The startled awakening of 17 years cicadas

    , Cherry Song 宋清羽, 2021, cicada shells, maple snag, soil, sand, audio, 170 x 150 x 150 cm, (detail)

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    Cohabitation/Symbioses
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    Cohabitation/Symbioses

    , Cherry Song 宋清羽, 2021, broken family styled tables support from 1900s, cultivated edible mushrooms:(oyster), (wood ear) (Shimeji), (Pleurotus citrinopileatus), (Pleurotus djamor), moss, weed, soil, water,  goldfish, glass tank, oxygen pump, 120 x 100 x 7 cm

    Found decaying traditional family styled table - disassembled and using its support frame as the main source of energy to be fed on by cultivated edible fungus. Focused around the mushrooms, as they deteriorate the table over time, all the elements within this microclimate environment sustain, support, depend on one another, creating a full circle of ‘natural’ chain. 

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    Absence of Mind
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    Absence of Mind

    , Cherry Song 宋清羽, 2019, glass tank, lead acetate powder, zinc, copper wires, distilled water, 50 x 30 x 10 cm

    Visualization of the melancholia’ moving landscape in the mind, the crystals slowly grow and take over the tank in the seemingly harmless, yet toxic lead acetate solution.

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    Absence of Mind
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    Absence of Mind

    , Cherry Song 宋清羽, 2019, glass tank, lead acetate powder, zinc, copper wires, distilled water, 50 x 30 x 10 cm (detail)

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  6. Cherry Song 宋清羽 – BA/BFA

Cherry Song 宋清羽 – BA/BFA

Hobby: Chaos 

Art: I have attempted to befriend and understand the world by finding ways to connect to the original source of energy for all living/non-living things that are currently cohabiting on the planet. Where a lot of my work is time-durational and collaborates with other life forms, in which they have their own freedom and consciousness for their own chosen direction.

There are no determined starting or ending points in what I make, as I want the experiences to be carried on by whoever comes across them, by any life form.

Friends: Pluto (chinchilla), Doudou (dog), Huahua (dog), Diandian (dog)