Wang Che, "Go Nomadic" Alone, Video, 19'39'', Inner Mongolia, 2020
By Wang Che
After deciding to join “Go Nomadic Together”, a project initiated by Chyanga, I mapped out an itinerary for a road trip alone. Covering about 2,000 km, it started from Beijing, crossed the Yanshan Mountain, went along the Yinshan Mountain, and entered the Kubuqi Desert. There I crossed the Yellow River at Duguitala Town and drove into the Yinshan Valley. After running for some time in the valley, I reached Zizhou County on the Loess Plateau where I drove across the Hengshan Mountain and the Yanshan Mountain before I finally returned to Beijing. I did not take any highway throughout the trip and had only my small Cherokee for accommodation.
Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, National highway 109, July 27, 2020
Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Yinshan Mountain, July 27, 2020
Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Hangjin Banner, July 28, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，库布齐沙漠，2020.7.28；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Kubuqi Desert, July 28, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，沙漠之夜，2020.7.28；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Night in the desert, July 28, 2020 王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，黄河，2020.7.29； Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Yellow River, July 29, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，乌拉特前旗，2020.7.29；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Ulat Front Banner, July 29, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，阴山峡谷，2020.7.29； Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Yinshan Valley, July 29, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，常胜寨，2020.7.30； Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Changsheng Village, July 30, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，洪济寺，2020.7.30；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Hongji Temple, July 30, 2020
Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Zizhou County, July 30, 2020 王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，国道339，2020.7.31；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, National highway 339, July 31, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，黄土高原，2020.7.31；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Loess Plateau, July 31, 2020
王澈《独自“游牧”》，记录图片，国道209，2020.8.1；Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, National highway 209, August 1, 2020
Wang Che "Go Nomadic"Alone, photos, Wuning County, August 2, 2020
There is plenty of interpretation about nomadism, observing that its core significance consists in the value of movement, manifested in cycle, growth, cooperation, symbiosis, sympathy, awe, ritual, etc. I may share my partial interpretation of nomadism based on my reading of relevant texts, but as one who has no nomadic experience, I had never expected to be able to understand nomadism. As a life style, it is rather rare, so what we can talk about is only nomadism in the sense of culture, but we won’t be able to talk about it in this sense until we respond to it with our physical movement and understand it as a whole.
6 am,July 27,2020 to 6 pm,August 2, 2020
关于策展人 王澈，汉族，独立策展人，1986年生于邯郸，现居北京。2010年至今一直从事艺术评论写作和策展工作，注重在不同地貌中流动、思考并展开项目，并以行走策展的理念强调过程与整体感知。曾策划：“后退几步：从结果向原因还原”、“绵绵若存走岷江”、“莽原”、“沙漠驻留”、“燕山散步”、“时间不可逆”、“黑戈壁计划”、“走神”等项目以及艺术家个展和群展。 About Curator Wang Che, of Han ethnicity, Independent curator, born in Handan in 1986, now living in Beijing.Since 2010, he has been engaged in art review writing and curating, focusing on flowing, thinking and launching projects in different landforms, and emphasizing process and overall perception with the idea of walking and curating.Planned exhibition: “Take A Few Steps Back: from the results to the cause of the reduction”, “Strolling along the Discernible Min Jiang”, “Wild-lands”, ”Desert Residency”, “Stroll：Yan shan Mountain”，“Time is irreversible”，“Black Gobi Project”，“Lost in encountering” and other projects as well as individual and group exhibitions of artists.
Initiator: Qin Ga (Chyanga) Time: June 2020 - June 2021 Site: Anywhere Host organizer: Rhizomic Space Nomadism involves political structures and living mechanisms nomads formed over years in their production and life. Along with the evolution of human history and civilization, this pattern of culture has offered the world a different cultural perspective. With a dynamic structure, it is in an ongoing process of changing or crossing the established boundary. The contemporary aspect of nomadism, in the overwhelming context of globalization, has penetrated our daily life and led to structures with differentiated values, which may help to restructure the world.
To an individual, mobile physical experience and sense-based perception are very important in breaking the conventional cognitive pattern. The contemporary practice in nomadism covers a wide range, from history and culture to nature and life style, in which field, everyone has unique experience and understanding. This art project brings different individual events together to show the possible values of the contemporary nomadic structure. The artists to be invited will choose freely when and where to carry out this “Nomad” project. Any medium is acceptable, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video, sound, music, dance, etc. The place can be everywhere, no matter it is a prairie, a desert, a mountainous region, a city, or even the cyberspace. “Go Nomadic Together” is intended as an open “nomadic” art experiment and a collection of individual cases as well . Poster Designer: ShiruneeLogo Designer: Chai Jiaqi Translator: Lucy Li
About Rhizomic Space Rhizomic Space, with no bricks or motar, is founded as a nomadic space by Qin Ga (Chyanga) at the end of 2011. Working through different channels and in different forms, it chooses social public spaces with mobility to launch and organize experimental art projects to explore the extension of contemporary art in social public places, the contingent aspect of space production, temporary structures, sustainable force, and the sculpture of transmigrated life. It has completed a series of projects, including “Packing Case Project”, “One Dream Project”, “Read Flag Primary School”, “Make Waves”,“Fly Together: Shijiezi Village Art PracticeProject”,“VolunteeringProject:People’sKindergarten”,"NomadRelays Project", "Go Nomadic Together Project "is currently on show. 官方微博 : 造空间RhizomicSpace 微信公众号：RhizomicSpaceFacebook : RhizomicSpaceInstagram : rhizomicspaceE-mail : email@example.com