‘The Sparrow And The Raven’

Live visual and music performance The Sparrow and the Raven is an ongoing collaborative project between Chaimi and sound artists. During the performance the artist tells a story in which a new born sparrow and a young raven adventure in a world of magic and myth. Employing the modern techniques of VJing, each time Chai Mi creates an one and only video piece corresponding to the sound work made by collaborating musicians/sound artists, while meantime roughly follows a same structure of the story.

Synopsis: A newborn sparrow, a baby-raven just broke the shell, quite by accident, they meet and start a flying journey together. Under the kaleidoscopic sky everything is new and wonderful, strange and scary. Is it only the clouds that change forms? Or maybe it is the birds themselves that transform. In this world of magic, everything can happen…

‘The Sparrow And The Raven’ Live music animation performance Chai Mi and thruoutin 2013 in Zhejiang Art Museum, China from Chai Mi on Vimeo.

Script / animation / live video / Chai Mi ; Duration: 25-40 minutes

This performance project welcomes collaboration with musicians around the world. It has been performed already at a few state art museums, cultural organizations, film festival and music festival both nationally and internationally. Collaborated musicians include thruoutin (America), Fred Lebrasseur (Canada), Christian Berg (Sweden), Jeon Kwang Pyo (Korea), Tamura Ryo (Japan)…
 

Selected Activities

2014
Performed with Korean musician Jeon Kwang Pyo and Japanese musician Tamura Ryo at W stage Seosomun, Seoul, Korea
Performed with American musician thruoutin at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Xi’an,  Xi’an, China
Performed with Swiss musician Christian Berg at the Rock Bund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Performed with Swiss musician Christian Berg during Animamix Biennale 2013-2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shangahai, China
Performed with Swedish musician Christian Berg at Sino-Swedish Sounds (an event organized by the Swedish Embassy in Shanghai), QianShuiwan art center, Shanghai, China
Performed with Swedish musician Christian Berg at the 16th China Shanghai international arts festival,  Power Station Of Art (PSA-the first state-run art museum), Shanghai, China

2013
Performed with Canadian musician Frederic Lebrasseur at the opening Ceremony of the 12th Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Antitube, Quebec, Canada
Performed with American musician thruoutin at BEME (Beijing Electronic Music Encounter), MOMA the Post Mountain Music Festival, Beijing, China
Performed with American musician thruoutin at Experimental Animation Season, Zhejiang Museum of Art, Zhejiang, China
Performed with American musician thruoutin at the 2nd Forum of China Independent Animation, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China

Live performing of the Sparrow and the Raven, Zhejiang Art Museum
Live performing of the Sparrow and the Raven, Zhejiang Art Museum
Chai Mi
Chai Mi
thruoutin ( USA )
thruoutin (USA)
Frederic Lebrasseur(Canada)
Frederic Lebrasseur( Canada )
Christian Berg (Sweden)
Christian Berg (Sweden)
Left: Jeon Kwang Pyo(Korea) ;Right:  Tamura Ryo(Japan)
Left: Jeon Kwang Pyo(Korea) ;Right: Tamura Ryo(Japan)