Furen Dai’s practice has focused largely on the economy of culture industry, and how languages lose function, usage, and history. Dai’s hybrid art practice utilizes video, sound, sculpture, painting and collaboration. Her years as a professional translator and interest in linguistic studies have guided her artistic practice since 2015. She has been researching and developing the nearly extinct language of NüShu. The language, derived from Chinese characters, was created and used exclusively by women.
Furen Dai has exhibited work at the 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece; 2016 International Video Art Festival Now&After, Moscow, Russia; and Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Scotland, amongst other.
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Allard van Hoorn
Allard van Hoorn investigates relationships to our environment incorporating the disciplines of architecture, design, music and dance. He visually, acoustically and spatially transcodes our usage and perception of cities and nature in order to question preconceptions and experiences of the spaces we live and work in. Through mapping and the subsequent re-ordering of embedded rituals, rules and routines in buildings and public spaces, he allows for reinterpretation of form and function taking into account the inherent impossibility of complete description of our world by manmade systems.
Allard van Hoorn (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1968) has been shown at biennials in cities including Istanbul, Shenzen and Gwangju. His work has also been shown at the de Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Pinakothek der Moderne, Zurich; the Moore Space, Miami; MoCA and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Art Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Gasworks, London; CCCB, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre, Berlin and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He currently collaborates as Outpost with OfficeUS, the official participation of the United States at the Venice Architectural Biennial. He tutors at the Architectural Association in London.