Vanguard gallery

TANG Chao

 

 

 

The essence of Tang Chao’s work is like ItaloCalvino’s suggestions on lightness in literature. For instance, he refines awhole script into one sentence: “The dilemma of being in a modern island, aparadise of self-exile.” And recently: “Several delightful dots covered of aseries of weak voices.”When you focus on the tone and rhythm of thesentence,  and express it though camera, youthen get the shaking focus, light and the scenes. The words are not the mostimportant content; they are sometimes softly whispered, stuttered, or eventopsy-turvy. Of course he occasionally uses pictures, performances, installationsor dramas for expression, sometimes even typing a few letters on the keyboard.Tang Chao is good at pause and press space, press and hold for a fewseconds                would be fine as well. Healways tries to release some illocutionary meaning in every blank space with astraightforward manner.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Shimmer-Rama

Single channel video, color, sound, 4K|  2’05’’ | 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Butterfly Darkroom   Three Channels  Video| 11’07’’| 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scales Flicker, Like Trees Skipping the Flame

Four-Channel video in Synchrony,color,sound|3’19’’|2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crawl

Single Channel Video,Color,Sound|6’49”|2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Photography No.2

Single channel video|4K / Color|Sound|11’51’’|2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Photography No.3

Photography|30cm*40cm each, five pieces|Giclee Print|2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near Salt Lake    Single channel video|  13’46”|  2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

太空人偶 Astronaut Doll 视频Video 2017

Astronaut Doll    Single channel video|  10’01” |2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

安全岛-Refuge-Island2-19分12秒-2015

Refuge Island 2    Video|19’31”|2015 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Days in Vain     Video|22’10’’|2014

 

 

 

 

 

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