Xing Danwen (Chinese, born 1967)
Image: 9 in. × 9 ft. 3 7/8 in. (22.9 × 284 cm)
Lent by a private collection, New York
Rights and Reproduction:
© Xing Danwen
Not on view
Xing created her Scroll series in the summers of 1999 and 2000 while she was in Beijing in-between semesters at New York’s School of Visual Art. Scroll A1 presents people at their leisure along a traditional covered walkway. Using one roll of film for this composition, Xing consciously references both the cinematic filmstrip and the traditional handscroll format, creating a journey through shifting perspectives and changes in scale.