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    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Two Channel Video | 28min | 2017


    Installation view at UABB, Nantou Walled Town, Shenzhen

    A Film by Bo Wang & Pan Lu

    The devastating tropical climate created strong fear and anxiety in the British troops who stationed at Hong Kong after the opium wars. The 19th Century myth of Miasma, the bad air, related epidemic diseases with air, environment and race, which later helped to consolidate the vertical segregation on Hong Kong island. Acclimatization efforts were made in pace with expansion of the British Botanic Empire, a global network of scentific researches of plants, which circulated not only botanic specimens but also images created for the purpose of study. In the particular case of Canton in South China, local commercial artists were commissioned to make plant paintings. This work examines the peculiar dynamics between imperialism, scientific research, race and the right to look in 19th Century Canton.

    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings

     
    Supported by
    Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen
    Binlong LLC. Shenzhen

    Scripts
    Bo Wang & Pan Lu

    Camera & Editing & Voice
    Bo Wang

    Produced by
    Andrew Lone

    Gaffer
    Zhang Simin

    Sound Recording
    Luo Wei

    Music
    Zhang Shuai