Premiere: 18'th of March 2017, The Ten Days on the Island Festival, Hobart, Tasmania. 

Returning Lives,  an intercultural collaboration between artists from Hobart, Shanghai and Warsaw, combining oil & ink painting, hand-drawn animation and  music, which had its premiere on 18 March 2017 as part of the 2017 „Ten Days on the Island Festival” in Hobart (www.tendays.org.au).

Chen Ping  has completed his series of painting called RETURNING LIVES in 2016 and while he was painting he also filmed & documented the process of creating the pictures. The Shanghai animators Zeng Yi Gang and Shen Xi created then create a story drawn from these paintings and  animated the story, so that the animation characters & backgrounds  appear  to visually ‘emerge’ from the paintings themselves as if the paintings had given birth to the moving animation. The animation is  hand-drawn and hand-coloured. Added to this animation, is a musical score composed by French composer and percussionist – Gabriel Collet.

RETURNING LIVES - the exhibition and the screened animation with the score composed by Gabriel Collet and performed live by Axoum Duo would be presented  in  Shanghai  and Hong Kong.

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