Sun Xun’s animated films weave reality and fantasy with time and world history, producing haunting visions of mythology in the making. Drawing lies at the heart of all Sun’s art. His meticulous hand-drawn animations incorporate text and images, combining traditional materials and printmaking techniques. Illustrations are drawn on the pages of old Communist newspapers and magazines, or on canvas and silk. He then films the drawings frame by frame to create flickering effects and complex, multilayered textures. While seeming to scratch at the surface of political history, his subjects expose the past as being in a state of constant becoming.
About the exhibition
Duration: Thursday 16 January – Sunday 23 February 2014
Venue: Hayward Project Space
Monday: 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am – 8pm
Courtesy of the artist and Hayward Gallery, for further information please visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk.