[-empyre-] Zhang Peili on Media

Robin Peckham ra.peckham at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 15:38:13 EST 2010

Just came across this quote in an interview with Zhang Peili, an
influential early video artist who has been making large-scale
multiple-channel installations incorporating live digital footage for
the past few years: "I am not averse to media [used here in the sense
of medium in general], but neither do I worship it fanatically. Media
is only a tool; it might help you convey something, but you have to
know what you want to convey and how you want to express it before you
can determine what kind of media to use. When everyone is feverishly
tending towards the same media, I choose to escape." Zhang is
responsible for much of the new media education system at China
Academy of Art in Hangzhou, and his thinking on the topics tends to
directly affect the work of many students and emerging aritsts.


Originally published in Nanfang Renwu Zhoukan here:
Full original text here:

Robin Peckham
Society for Experimental Cultural Production
2/F 716 Shanghai St., Mongkok, Kowloon, H.K.
+852 5181 5156

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