When Dinu Li was just seven years old, his family left Hong Kong and emigrated to the UK. His departure from the east and arrival in the west affected him profoundly. In Age of Transition, Li revisits this unsettling period of his life exploring the interactions that result when different cultures meet. He transformed the appearance of the gallery spaces with his intriguing video and sound installation that features photographs, memorabilia, found objects, and a world atlas with musical accompaniment from the Western film soundtrack to Dr Zhivago. The soundtrack acts as the point of commonality where both eastern and western cultures meet and could be heard playing throughout the exhibition.
You can find out more about Dinu’s work by visiting his website http://www.dinuli.com/age_transition/index.html
His publication ‘The Mother of all Journeys’ also explores this time in his life.
This project was produced whilst Dinu was Artist in Residence with BCA.
This week BCA has headed up a dream team of volunteers to construct and deliver 1500 packs of art materials to children in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton, in collaboration with Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedfordshire Libraries and the University of Bedfordshire. Funded by Arts Council England and facilitated by The Royal Opera
Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), The Higgins Bedford, and Airship Heritage Trust along with award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, have joined forces to launch Airship Dreams, a programme of exhibitions and events that celebrate Bedford’s airship history. Earlier this year, BCA announced it had received significant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and
Local contemporary arts charity, Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), has received significant funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as Arts Council England and Bedford-based charity, Harpur Trust for a new project: Airship Dreams. The project is the result of three years of investigation and research into Bedford’s history with the airship and Cardington Sheds, working closely with award-winning artist Mike Stubbs, who grew up in