POLYΦONIC / HEDONISM IN HARD TIME
"HEDONISM IN HARD TIME" 29'41''
Field recording mixtape C90 cassette (2021)
By hearing "free Santander" and "Alberto Lago Silva" in the same field recording mixtape. All materials recorded from London and Lisbon in April 2020.
If all recorded sound coming with a specific space and time, imagined or actual— this field recording mixtape probably is the physical report for representing how I weaved those chosen space, time, passengers, MOMENTS, together. All mixing works of "HEDONISM IN HARD TIME" finished by a two-channel DJ desk, also the final format of this work presented in the form of a DJ set. This also reveals what DJ mixing works trying to explore— finding out the deep harmony between different sections in time and space.
Although people separated with their beloved in different physical place/ parallel during this pandemic year can still dive into the realms of fantasy by the sense of mixed hearing.
Nanzhen Yang b.1995, graduated from Royal College of Art (2020) and is currently living and working in London.
Nanzhen works with/without sound, video, words, DJ set, field recordings, CGI-based modelling, etc. Her works as the collective body houses couple of different sort of media together - leading to the dissolution of every single boundary.
She is trying to task something in between to sort out which catalogue her works could fit in, trying to fill the gaps.