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Saturday 4 July, 11am – 4pm
Artists: Huang Po-chih, Rosanne Robertson & Debbie Sharp
Guest speaker: Ying Tan (CFCCA curator) Helen Stalker (Whitworth Curator)
The Whitworth’s monthly Saturday Supplements are a day of informal tours, workshops and more that engage with current themes in their gallery programme. July’s Saturday Supplement will be delivered in collaboration with CFCCA in response to The Whitworth’s exhibition The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese Art from the 1970s to now, featuring highlights from the M+Sigg collection and also Micro Micro Revolution, CFCCA’s summer exhibition exploring socially engaged art practices in Taiwan.
Throughout the day Huang Po-chih will be resident in The Whitworth’s South Gallery to present his project Five Hundred Lemon Trees in the form of a mini installation explaining the practice and success of his work along with his poetry responding to themes within this “art meets social enterprise” project. Po-chih will also show a selection of documentaries about the project’s work with farming communities in Taiwan.
Clockwork Dreams | 原形機器人
Artist: Ting-tong Chang
Date: 17 July - 2 August, 2015
Preview: Thursday 16 July 2015, 6-8pm - click here to RSVP
Former “Breathe” artist-in-residence Ting-Tong Chang returns to CFCCA to showcase a recent body of work investigating automatons (self-moving machines) as a means to explore utopian visions. Ting Tong constructs talking automatons presenting absurd dialogues exploring socio-politically loaded issues, whilst a series of drawings chart a journey through a mythical landscape.
The exhibition opens with the newly commissioned donation box So Far So Good to replace the much loved Pay-as-you-go (2012) currently situated by CFCCA's front desk. Every time a visitor donates a coin, the fish-like automaton will simulate swimming whilst delivering a speech revealing a personal story from life underwater in the Thames River.
Ting-Tong was born in Taiwan and received his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London where he currently lives and works.