Home-Wwork Time Capsule at TKK Moa

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Home-Wwork Time Capsule at TKK Moa

Xiamen University
Zhangzhou Campus
July 2nd, 2012 - July 7th, 2012

Other (outside areas listed)
Tuesday-Sunday 10-17
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Sandberg Instituut, Tama Art University, Xiamen university TKK college
TKK Moa, Xiamen, Home-Work, Sayaka Abe, Krimo Benlaloua, Sandberg, amsterdam photography, mixed-media, performance



In search of a new tradition

23rd of January 2012. Its Chinese new year. London, San Francisco, 
Lusaka, Banja Luka, Amsterdam; in every city where Chinese men 
and women have migrated throughout the century houses are 
decorated with colourful symbols, new clothes are bought and 
fireworks lighten up the skies. China’s cities are plunged into chaos 
as 130 million migrant workers travel back to their villages to 
visit parents and children for the New Year’s holiday. 
This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration. 
The documentary Last Train Home directed by the Canadian-Chinese 
Lixin Fan, is about this migration

Lixin Fan is traveling with Zhang Changhua and Chen Suqin.
A couple that left their poor village in the Sichuan province to work 
in a garment factory in Guangzhou. Last train home shows an emotional 
story of their life and the rapid transformation occurring in China.

Zhang and Chen are welcomed warmly in their home village, 
one scene of the documentary moves us: Three generations are joining 
the dinner - grandmother, the couple and the children of the couple, 
a boy and a girl. The conservation is not about the village or about 
the couple but about the performance of the children. To the boy; 
‘this year you’re fifth of the class last year you were third of your class 
that’s not good enough you have to study harder!’ 
The daughter is going to study in one of the big cities the following year.

The documentary portrays a clear image of one generation clearing 
the path for the next one; A generation aware of their roots and traditions 
while aiming for a better future.

Our workshop Home-work is about this generation.

Home-Work will research how this generation deals with their own 
roots and tradition and how do they appear within a new world.

the result of the workshop will be presented in: 
TKK MoA Xiamen