Tian Xiang

Puppet Master Tian Xiang working in Herbei Province on a figure that I designed and send to him by email from Amsterdam. He has cut many figures for me till today and sends them back by FedEx. Once I have recieved the figures I paint them.   This figure BigHand is inspired on a grotesque chinese character that I had come across several time. In the traditional chinese theatre this figure has the role of a joker. By giving him a cent-head that is in proportion with his hand, I have adapted him for my use.



Links to recent work related to this project

Article about my performances in 2012 in Beijing  in as appeared in the newspaper globaltimes 

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Installation made in spring 2013 in Swiss castel using chinese shadowfigures 


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Performance with Russian musicians in Saint Petersburg using chineese shadowfigures