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.
Bedford Central Library, in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts, are pleased to announce they have received a project grant from Arts Council England for a new participatory digital making project that explores Bedford’s long association with airships and technology. During the May half-term, visitors to the library will be invited to work with artists Mike
A great opportunity to take part in the curtain raiser for the critically acclaimed Red INK by hip hop contemporary dance company Wayward Thread, is now open for local dance groups. Local dancers are invited to apply to a series of intensive dance workshops in the lead up to the performance on the 19th June.
The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, announced earlier this month that character and resilience are “as crucial to young people’s future success” as academic qualifications. Laying out ‘Five Foundations for Building Character’ (including creativity, sport and performing), Mr Hinds pledged to work with schools and external organisations (including charities and membership bodies) to help all children access activities within each of