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PROJECT DRAGONRISE, A YAYUE (雅樂) MORCEAU OF TWO SPARKS, CHINA, PRC

PROJECT DRAGONRISE,

雅 樂

A YAYUE MORCEAU OF TWO SPARKS

CHINA 2018


Chengdu, PRC

PROJECT RELEASE:

“I’ve travelled to China in search of vestigial lighting. I was prepared to find warmth of tradition and inspiration of industriousness, but the Sichuan province presented me with an incandescent narrative gift that cooled my thirst for transcendence: the birth of a fiery dragon. A Tai-chi master, whose story I am yet to share, translated for me a crisp mundane spark into an entropic mythical beast. He thus dissipated into dream an illusion of immortality, by proving to me that even the most majestic creatures are ephemeral. The dragon is incrementally born, quixotically allowing himself to be hunted by my viewfinder, he battles the shadows surrounding my camera, and then, with a bamboo sigh, leaps into digital folklore. The Shifu’s hands seem to find rest within the operatic labor. I feel like I have been vouchsafed a mystical tattoo. I involuntarily look at my camera and can’t help but think: “Hic sunt leones!”

MORE ON PROJECT PAGE:

https://alexandru-crisan.com/projects/dragonrise-a-yayue-%e9%9b%85%e6%a8%82-morceau-of-two-sparks/.

Dragonrise 二 | 2018

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