THE CHINESE UMBRELLA HAT PROJECT
THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2010, FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM
WEST NANJING ROAD, WUJIANG ROAD, JING'AN DISTRICT, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Materials: 88 volunteers, 88 silk dresses, 88 Chinese paper umbrellas, 88 helmets, 528 objects string, 540 chopsticks
Duration: 3 hours
Patrons: MIBAC Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; Veneto Regional Council, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Italy; Italian Culture Office Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai.
With the support of: Roche R & D Center China, Shanghai; Spidi on Track
Partners: Fudan University, Shanghai; Shanghai International Studies University
Special thanks to: The People's Government of Jing An District, Shanghai; Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai Dance School; AMC Collezione Coppola, Vicenza, Italy; Fondazione Vignato per l'Arte, Vicenza, Italy
Photo: Zhong Wei, Sonia De Franceschi
88 young Chinese people walk through the streets of Shanghai and Venice dressed in umbrella hats and traditional Chinese silks. They have no particular goal or direction, but move randomly, seeking encounter and recognition.