(Postponed) RAM Paper Laboratory| Let’s Have Some Fun, Paper Puppets!Jan 23, 2021 Saturday 14:00 - 17:00
- RAM Station (No.185 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 1F Lyceum Building)
- Min Zhang
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A piece of blank paper could be a starting point to let our imagination and creativity run wild. What can we do with a piece of blank paper? Writing, painting, folding, and what else? For instance, soft tissue paper could be used to clean our bodies. And hard paper, on the other hand, can be made into not only containers but also sculptural objects. For this workshop, Min Zhang would make some cute little puppets with cardboard together with our little participants. But this marks only step one, and you can let go your imagination further from here. The puppets could be seen as another “you” and can go to wherever you want: forests, grasslands and even the outer space. Or, you may also invite him/her to experience life with social distance. Let’s embark on the fantastic journey of imagination.
About the Instructor
Min Zhang is a Chinese-born visual storyteller, an illustrator. She graduated with an MA in visual communication/ illustration from the Royal College of Art in 2019. Her practices aim at telling hidden stories to push against the boundaries of our reality and blur the boundaries of figuration and abstraction through the use of a wide range of media including sculpture, ceramic, installation, painting, mural and publication.
About Paper Laboratory
During the long course of human civilization, paper has always been considered of paramount importance. It is almost ubiquitous in our life in a variety of forms: books, letters, paintings, food packaging and greeting cards, etc. More than a medium to contain information, paper is also deemed as a material that inspires emotions. Thin as a piece of paper is, it gives out a unique sense of subtlety and delicacy which could be perceived when we touch, flip, observe and smell it. Such is the charisma of paper. However, the rise of digital technologies has made a profound change on how people communicate and share information. When is the last time we read a paper book or send a paper greeting card? Moreover, the outbreak of the pandemic has further deepened our dependence on a lifestyle heavily online. People are asked to avoid physical contact and most of the communication nowadays is conducted digitally. As we are now trying to gain our normal life back, we hope that through the medium of “paper” we could inspire people to reconsider the relationship between man and the world, and to encourage people to communicate, express and make their voice heard.
Ticket Price: 118RMB/person
Free to bring one kid over 6 years old
Limited to 15 people
Buy Ticket: https://detail.damai.cn/item.htm?id=636512438433
* Please purchase in advance, on-site ticket purchase is not accepted.