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Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004

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Artist: Zhang Xu Zhan
Programme: Grand Stair Screenings: Museum Playtime
Year: 2017
Director: Zhang Xu Zhan
Format: Digital File
Type: Screening
Length: 6 min
Language: Multiple
Audience: Children & Families
Location: Grand Stair
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Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004

A riotous and magical celebration of life and death, Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004 continues to expand Taiwanese artist Zhang Xu Zhan’s works of creative imagery by recollecting scenes from his childhood memories.

Inspired by his family’s century-old business of joss-paper making, Zhang Xu’s contemporary depiction of traditional craft and belief features a band of handmade paper mice who sing and orchestrate a musical celebration while romping through a delicately handcrafted forest. Accompanied by a singsong tune adapted from a German folk song, this whimsical stop-motion animation illustrates a festive tribute to rituals and folkcraft.

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

Si So Mi Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004, 2017. Directed by Zhang Xu Zhan. Image courtesy of Zhang Xu Zhan

About the Director

Zhang Xu Zhan graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts with an MFA in the Department of New Media Arts in 2015. As an emerging multimedia artist, he specialises in handmade paper sculpture, stop-motion animation, and multi-channel video. Integrating traditional and cultural craft making within a moving image practice, Zhang explores materiality in new media to pay tribute to the sunset industries of folk traditions.

Nominated at the 2018 Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Animated Short Film, Zhang Xu has participated in numerous exhibitions and festivals, including a solo exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2012) and group exhibitions at MMCA Korea (2018), Shanghai Biennale (2018) and Art Basel Hong Kong (2016).

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