Lin Aojie participated in ``Theory Opera`` project of the 11th Shanghai Biennale｜``Shanghai Biennale Poet``
Artist Lin Aojie participated in “Theory Opera” of the 11th Shanghai Biennale and presented his project “Shanghai Biennale Poet”. On the New Year’s Eve of 2016, while Lin was visiting the biennale, he took note of what he encountered and thought during the visit, all of which eventually turned into two poems with their respective videos—The Others and Ensemble. This was the artist’s individual secret mission, which could also be taken as a poetic imagination of the biennale itself.
Having visited the 11th Shanghai Biennale, two poets took seats at the cafe on the fifth floor, and started a fierce debate on the artworks saw at the exhibition. In the end they came up with two poems.
The Others https://v.qq.com/x/page/l0371qnqa58.html
wrapped in the will of the shell
we are all people without talent
only the flag flying
the wise man asked us questions
we feel the burning, surprise, confusion
the best oblation
disguised as memory, history and rock
the wise man gave us inspirations
suffering is only written and from dictation
we are unable to have anything and everything is beautiful
the real punishment is about to be lost
no need to struggle
we are proud of us
the world has come to an end
they walked together
the lost road
they went on strike, demanding higher wages, shorter working hours
better food and better health care
not so bad
the projector emits dazzling stars
close to the exhausted body
love has long been the death of generator
they are struggling
catch them tripping, so be tamed
today we can really appreciate the worse
what are we afraid of?
Lin Aojie was born in Guangzhou in 1986. Graduated from BA in Oil Painting, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2010, and MA in Experimental Art, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, Lin Aojie currently lives and works in Guangzhou. His selected group exhibitions include: OCAT Screens: Rhythm-Analysis (OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, 2016), The 4th Huayu Youth Award Nominated Artists Group Exhibition (Huayu Resort & Spa Hotel, Sanya, 2016), Ain’t No Chicken outside the Canton (REFORMERart, Shanghai, 2016), Hinterland Project (Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2015), Floating Garden (Meta Gallery, Shanghai, 2015), The 2nd “CAFAM·Future” Exhibition: Observer-Creator (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 2015), Experience of Nervousness (Radical Space, Shanghai, 2014). His project includes: Shanghai Biennale Poet (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2016).