The exhibition In Course of the Miraculous in April at the Urs Meile Beijing, featured Cheng Ran‘s “unfinished” film without narratives. It is a 9-Hour Film Project that shows how artist prepared for the film, his presumptions and changes in his ideas that occur during the shooting.
The central part of the 9-Hour long film adhere cinematic techniques of storyboarding therefore creating an abstract film with images that do not exist. This creates the impression of being tuned into the secret channel that pulls audience into imagining film themselves and seeing its’ vast and substantial potentials. Accompanying the projection is the special viewing space Cheng Ran created in order to help him explore time, space and the relationship with the audience. Role of the space is to enhance the overall cinematic experience.
This project is supported by K11 Art Foundation and will also have its’ European premier at the Istanbul Biennial in September 2015.
Chief producer Adrian Cheng, Director Cheng Ran, Production of K11 Art foundation in association with Erlenmeyer Foundation, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
- Courtesy of the Artist, K11 Art Foundation, Erlenmeyer Foundation and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
- Cheng Ran – 9 Hour Film, Screen Shot