NIAO NIAO MORNING CALL 嬲嬲早会：还原
About the Event 关于活动
The idea of the "NiaoNiao Morning Call" is to welcome the New Year with an ancient "body cleansing workshop" and a new creation about "restoration" with the joint artists. The idea was to welcome the New Year with an ancient "body cleansing workshop" and a new creation about "restoration" with the joint artists.
In a compact two hours we will cleanse the body from the face to the body, from the mouth to the urinary tract. As well as learning about the medical principles behind it and its future self-application.
These methods, used for thousands of years in Indian temples, have helped monks living away from hospitals to detoxify and tonify their bodies while preventing and treating migraines, insomnia, rhinitis, asthma, constipation, diabetes type II, endometrial displacement, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Parkinson's and other cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive and spiritual problems. It's not just for hospitals, we just need warm salt water, rope and 8 yoga poses. The 'restoration' and 'balancing' of the body is supposed to be simple, easy and low carbon.
I have also bought into the expensive "modern concept of healthy living" - a painless fruit and vegetable slimming juice or some kind of information-deficient and complicated dieting cure. I began to reflect on my own mediocrity, and even the deepest fears behind it.
Our fears and uncertainties that bring fear, consumption and struggle. Fear of death, which starts a long process of transitional treatment and medication suppression; fear of a child's idiosyncratic behaviour, which admits that he has a false "ADHD" and is on injections and medication for three or five years; fear of out-of-date appearances, consumption transitions and a huge waste of resources.
How do we face our fears, get around them, don't run away, reduce consumption. Balance, restore.
Workshop initiator: Zhang Xian, Yi Yun
The Colours That End Up Lost to Death - Jing Xie
We are concerned about our own bodies, but we always feel far away from the unexpected illnesses that seem like bad luck. A sudden bulge in the body, a twisted foot that does not return to its original flexibility, a wrist that suddenly cannot be pushed, a waist that suddenly cannot be bent ...... Many of these changes make us aware of our own bodies in a way that compels us to mark them.
We subjectively fetishise our body, but it can also be dismantled in an instant when it changes in unpredictable ways. Paradoxically, we want to prevent it before it happens, while at the same time choosing to comfort and hypnotise ourselves as we use and consume our bodies with great intensity. Perhaps it is not death that we fear but pain and suffering, in other words, if death were simply a painless 'disappearance', then the fear of illness and death would essentially cease to exist as a purely individual or physical being, leaving aside the role of the social individual.
The use of urine data collection in modern medicine has made urine an intermediary for peeking inside the body, revealing information about the interior of the body, acting as a speculum for the interior of the body; it also reveals itself, making the interior state of the body concrete. In this way, it is also a source of fear of the body. It is, of course, at the same time part of the expulsion, the active consumption, the reduction.
The Gaze - Zheng Limin
The infinite cycle of "Bhajji flow", which begins with the best warm-up experience of manual labourers a thousand years ago, ultimately purifies the breath, relieves the individual's internal chaos (entropy) and thus rediscovers stability and primal strength. The restoration begins long ago when endurance approaches and even breaks through the limits of the self. It is an effort to gaze at the sun rather than a pilgrimage to the sun
About the Artists 关于艺术家
"Founded in 2005 in Shanghai, ZUHENIAO is a creative association of independent artists dedicated to the internationalisation and contemporaryisation of Chinese theatre, uniting 'theatre' and 'exhibition space', 'black box' and 'white box' in a new type of performance art. The group is dedicated to the internationalisation and contemporaryisation of Chinese theatre, uniting "theatre" and "exhibition", "black box" and "white box" in a new type of performance art. Initially composed mainly of "new dance" performers, the group is a flexible combination of audiovisual and new media artists from the field of contemporary art, and gradually attracts living art and social experimentation artists, poets, writers, scholars and even workers from all walks of life, achieving a convergence of art theatre and social theatre, everyday life and collective festivals. The main theatre productions and social collaborations of this groupe are "Tongue to Home Memory", "Left Face", "Stay with Me All Night", "Dream of the Red Chamber", "The Ward" series, "Vigorous Injury" series, "We're Sorry to Inform You" series, "The Real Black Box" series, "Little Scenery" series, as well as "Collective Dance", "Heaven Down", "Live in Sports", etc. She has performed in many dance theatres and experimental theatres, and has been frequently invited by festivals, arts organisations and educational institutions to give lectures and workshops, and has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.
Xie Jing is an artist, born in 1993 in Hubei. She has a BA in Inter-Media from the China Academy of Art and is currently a Fine Art MA candidate at Glasgow School of Art, UK, living and studying in Glasgow. Her current concerns include the construction of female subjectivity, bodily and corporeal embodiment, performativity, and the practical exploration of issues related to bodily boundaries, intersubjectivity, empathy, material (rational) labour, chaotic states, invisibility and manifestation, prosthetics, and how to bring these reflections into encounter with everyday experience. In its reconstitution and its constant flux, it experiments and tries to find some kind of ambiguous area. In this way, self and other, individuality and discipline are re-examined in the context of the established social order. Recent exhibitions and performances include, The Unsettled Dust-Asian Short Film Festival, CCA, Glasgow, 2018; The Savoy Group Exhibition, Glasgow International, Glasgow, 2018; The Landis Museum, Pearce Institute, Glasgow International, Glasgow, 2018; "Spinning Towers" Holographia: 2018 Transmedia Art Festival, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, 2018.
Zheng Limin, born in 1992, currently working in a design company, published his solo work "Inside" at Martin Goya Business in 2018, and has also participated in other group exhibitions and projects.
谢静，艺术家，1993年生于湖北。中国美术学院跨媒体学院学士，现为英国格拉斯哥艺术学院Fine Art硕士候选人，生活学习于格拉斯哥。她目前关心的问题包括女性主体性建构，身体性与肉身具现，表演性，并且实践性的探索身体边界，主体间性，共情，物(理)力劳力，混乱状态，不可见与显现，假肢等相关问题，以及如何促使这些思考与日常经验相遇。在其重新建构与其不断流变的过程中，去实验并试图寻找到某种模糊区域。以此，在已建立的社会秩序中，重新审视自我与他者，个体性以及各种规训。近期的展览与演出包括, The Unsettled Dust-Asian Short Film Festival, CCA, Glasgow, 2018; The Savoy Group Exhibition, Glasgow International, Glasgow, 2018; The Landis Museum, Pearce Institute, Glasgow International, Glasgow, 2018; “旋构塔”全息书写Holographia：2018跨媒体艺术节, 北京时代美术馆, 北京, 2018。
Notes on The Workshop.
1. Please prepare a determined heart and a curiosity about your own body structure.
2. Please have a vegetarian diet (egg and milk allowed) from the day you sign up for the workshop. 3-5 days of vegetarian preparation will make it easier for you to complete the workshop. Friday dinner suggestion: porridge (with ghee or olive oil), fruit
3. Arrive on an empty stomach on the day (please drink normal water after waking up, no coffee, tea or juice please).
4. Bring your own yoga mat (or a mat to lay under you if you can lie down), a cup (300ml or more) and a spoon and a large towel.
5. Please enjoy the lunch we have prepared for you and have a vegetarian dinner on the day.
6. Please be punctual, late arrivals tend to miss out on information on how to complete the workshop properly.
7. Due to the different preparations and adjustments involved, this workshop is not open to the following people: people with high blood pressure, heart disease, fluid in the abdomen, stomach or duodenal ulcers, pregnant people and people over 65 years old.