Lizhiwan Creek, Guangzhou
Learning Curves/Lizhiwan Creek
project by Alessandro Carboni
01/11 to 06/12/2013, Guangzhou, China
During a period of exploration Alessandro Carboni explored the area along the creek on different geographical scales. On the one hand, interdisciplinary exploration led him to discover the paths along the canal with the use of various media such as field recordings, photographs and videos; on the other hand, exploration was carried out on a human scale: through interviews with researchers and local inhabitants from Pantang village, characterized by the exchange between the people and the artist, in which ideas have emerged and points of view on the history of Lizhiwan Creek and its current status. This time of sharing, allowed the artist to collect materials, experiences and stories about the canal, and use them as inspiration for the installation and the performance.
During the exploration of some ruined part of Pantang village, Alessandro collected old bricks in which they are used for the creation of miniature map of the territory. The entire project attempt to create a visual, geographical, historical and personal point of view of Lizhiwan Creek and its current status.
01-20/11 – Residence in Guangzhou, China
07/12 - Installation and performance @ Watersheds exhibition, Urban Border Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013
Research and project: Alessandro Carboni
Assistance: Francesca Frassoldati
Secretary: Cristina Gervasi
Thanks to: Liang Family and Pantang village
Production: Formati Sensibili 2013
Learning Curves/Lizhiwan Creek has been hosted in residence and supported by South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, PRC)
The project has been developed in the frame of the exhibition: Watersheds, the narrative of the recycle process in a waterborne urban space, 2013-14 Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture