A Tiger's Skin: Call and Response
11 February 2015, 6.45-8pm
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presented ‘Call and Response: Chinese Whispers’, a performance by artist Chris Paul Daniels and sound artists Naomi Kashiwagi, Rosanne Robertson and Kelly Jayne Jones.
The performance marked the closing weeks of Chris Paul Daniel's exhibition 'A Tiger's Skin'. ‘A Tiger’s Skin’ presented Chris Paul Daniel’s direct contemporary response to the Antonioni documentary “Chung Kuo, Cina” and questions the authenticity of the documentary format. By reframing the ideas contained in Antonioni’s film with contemporary images, Daniels created a work that examines the rapidly changing way China is viewed through western eyes.
Over the course of one month, each artist was invited to respond to the exhibition's themes of translation, re-enactment and interpretation, to create a 'live score' that was be performed at CFCCA. As part of the evening performance Daniels also remixed the film as a live visual performance to coordinate with the sound works.