Single-channel-video, color, sound, 7:50 minutes, loop
How do things and relationships change through the global movement of goods? Tang Han researches the relationship between materials, people and nature in her artistic work. In her work Container, she examines packaging and containers that are used for the transport and storage of stones in archaeological sites.
Tang is interested in how stones are stored and transported in different sectors, including geology, archeology, mining, in the laboratory but also in the private sector. She regards the division of environments into an outside world, which is associated with risks, and a vulnerable, valuable inside as a kind of “ecosystem” in its own right.
*Curatorial text of the exhibition Listening to the Stones in Kunsthaus Dresden, special thanks to Kazuyo Nakamura, Hirokazu Yasuda, Hiroko Yasuda and Miya Yoshida.
Exhibition view, Listening to the Stones, 2021, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden