Exhibition 18 December 2014 - 22 March 2015
‘You can depict a tiger’s skin but not his bones’ is one of the last lines in ‘Chung Kuo, Cina’ the 1972 documentary by Michelangelo Antonioni, both commissioned and banned by Chairman Mao.
By reframing the ideas contained in Antonioni’s film with contemporary images, Chris Paul Daniels has created a work that examines the rapidly changing way China is viewed through western eyes, and in doing so, questions assumed notions of ‘truth’ and ‘understanding’ within documentary film-making.
18th December - 22nd March
UK premiere of "What happened in the year of the dragon"
Call and Response: Chinese Whispers
Wednesday 11 February – 6.45-8pm
Ft. Chris Paul Daniels, Kelly Jayne Jones, Naomi Kashiwagi and Rosanne Robertson
‘A Tiger’s Skin’ presents Chris Paul Daniel’s direct contemporary response to an Antonioni documentary of the same name and questions the authenticity of the documentary format. By reframing the ideas contained in Antonioni’s film with contemporary images, Daniels has created a work that examines the rapidly changing way China is viewed through western eyes.
To mark the closing weeks of Chris Paul Daniel's exhibition 'A Tiger's Skin', CFCCA is pleased to present an expanded performance by north of England based sound artists; Naomi Kashiwagi, Rosanne Robertson and Kelly Jayne Jones. Each of these artists have been invited to respond to ‘A Tiger's Skin’ and create a 'live score' that will be performed at CFCCA. Daniels will also be remixing the film as a live visual performance in response to the sound works.
Wednesday 25 February 2015 , 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Jasmine Suite, CFCCA
Admission is free but places are limited - Click here to reserve your place
This free event offers a stimulating introduction to the World Factory project - an investigation of global consumer capitalism through the lens of the textile industry, from the heart of nineteenth-century Manchester to the world behind the ‘Made-in-China’ labels on our clothes today.
Illuminos screening of Sun Xun's films onto St. Ann’s Church: 19, 20 and 21 February 2015, 6-10pm
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presents the UK premiere of Sun Xun’s ‘What happened in the year of the dragon’. Three of Sun Xun’s films will be projected onto the side of St. Ann’s Church in Manchester City Centre as part of the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations with Heart of Manchester BID and CityCo. The films will be projected as part of a public art screening with digital public artists Illuminos.
The selection of films being projected onto St. Anne's Square includes:
- Coal Spell (2008)
- Chinese Words (2005)
- What happened in the year of the dragon (2014) (trailer)