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Magician Space is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Beijing-based artist and filmmaker Chen Zhou. Chen Zhou’s works varies from medium to medium like a trail of stream of conscious thoughts that eva de expectations of what the role of the artist should be. Fascinated with t he contradictions inherent in film and video\, his work frequently set up i ncongruous relationships between images that evoke a disjointed modernity u nfolding in the world.

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With I’m not not not Chen Zhou\, the artist describes his filmic process as a mental journey similar to an encounter wi th a mystery acquaintance. The use of a script has been dispensed altogethe r and with this mystery double\, Chen Zhou travels in-between roles of arti st and filmmaker to immerse audiences in a playing field of loose associati ons underlying the malleability of meaning in visual culture. Chen Zhou des cribes his strategy as a look and a step at a time\, the artist is curious about the forces of decision-making in the daily world that cause the lette r ‘p’ to be printed on a peppershaker or the imaginative logic that coerces two twins to have plastic surgery.

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For this exhibition\, an additi onal motif is introduced in the artist’s use of the color yellow. Chen Zhou infuses the color with his own meaning and uses it as a technique to heigh ten the audience’s sensitivity to a meticulously arranged mis en scene. See mingly an arbitrary choice\, it is in fact a mischievous pun on the specifi c relationship yellow has with the medium of film in China. Rather than a d irect reference to pornography\, the use of yellow refers to an area of ‘pr omiscuity’ between objects and concepts apparently unrelated to one another . It is a notion that underlines the artist’s subtle movement between film and art\, the plethora of collaborative relationships activated by his work \, as well as the unlikely ‘encounters’ instigated by his practice.

DTEND:20130616 DTSTAMP:20141025T151732 DTSTART:20130418 GEO:39.9846268;116.4931472 LOCATION:Magician Space\,798 East R.d\, 798 Art Zone\, No.2 Jiuxianqiao R.d \, Chaoyang District \nBeijing\, 100015 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I'm not not not Chen Zhou\, Chen Zhou UID:268141 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130418T180000 DTSTAMP:20141025T151732 DTSTART:20130418T160000 GEO:39.9846268;116.4931472 LOCATION:Magician Space\,798 East R.d\, 798 Art Zone\, No.2 Jiuxianqiao R.d \, Chaoyang District \nBeijing\, 100015 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I'm not not not Chen Zhou\, Chen Zhou UID:268748 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR