16:9 DV transferred to HD | Sound, English and Chinese text plates | 10min | co-produced with Vitamin Creative Space
A film on longing for something. Paris Syndrome is a psychological disorder, diagnosed on Japanese working or on vacation in Paris. It is a traumata arriving from the inability to reconcile between their dream-image and the harsh reality of
Paris. Paris as a fairy-tale city, as the city of love, a city of charming Frenchmen. A kind of negative cultural shock. Dream/Simulation/Image/Wish meets Reality/the Real World.
Shot in residential areas in Guangzhou (China); where both the environment and the two protagonist seem lost and stuck; lost in context and in time, placed in a world of some past, another utopia or a stage-set of a movie. A reality that becomes an image, frozen; no past, present or future.
Paris Syndrome, is the title for a group of works produced since 2007; including amongst others a café and a hotel “Paris Syndrom” both at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (GfZK, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig); an installation at Vitamin Creative Space Guangzhou, a proposal for a public space at the CIGE art fair Beijing, or recently an outdoor cinema at the Sharjah Art Foundation.
Exhibition list (selection):
2013 People’s Park, The Cube, Taipei (TW)
2013 Anguish & Enthusiasm: What Do You Do With Your Revolution Once You’ve Got It?, Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK)
2012 Pilot Micro Multiplex | Mall, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (AE)
2012 The Other’s Other, Artspace, Sydney (AU)
2010 Welt als Kulisse, Galerie im Traxispalais, Innsbruck (AT)
2010 Forum Biennial 2010, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, (TW)
2009 Discoveries, Sh Contemporary, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai (CN)
2008 Where the lions are, Para-site, Hong Kong (CN)
2008 Eurasia, Mart – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (IT)
2008 Paris Syndrome Public Space, CIGE Art Fair Beijing (CN)
2008 Paris Syndrome, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou (CN)
> Paris Syndrom Hotel, Leipzig, 2010
> Paris Syndrom Café, Leipzig, 2007
> Micro M – a Proposal for a Public Space – a Cinema at the Sharjah Art Foundation, 2012
> Paris Syndrome exhibition at Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, 2008
> Vitamin Creative Space: Jun Yang Paris Syndrome, Guangzhou, 2008
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