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  • NFT presenting at Ephemerisle

    July 25, 2022 | Posted By: | Art Protest · blog: film link · body-politics · News
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    Non-interchangeable body

    July 19, 2022 | Posted By: | Art Protest · body-politics · Exhibitions

    Virtual Post-Performence Exhibition

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    Be the Inside of the Vase

    July 7, 2022 | Posted By: | blog: film link · News

    10 years since the make of Be the Inside of the Vase. The film will be screening at The Third Festival of Chinese Video Artists at the Cine Morelos Cinema, Cuernavaca Mexico. It as a parallel activity in their own Violet Green Festival. Feminisms in Morelos. Thanks to Curator and longtime supporter Elizabeth Rose.

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    🪢结🪢

    第一章:变成小花梅 Chinese Knot, chapter one: Become “Little Plum Blossom” Our names are not Jane Doe.  An alias is our last defence.  Sensational title on the society page, photos with mosaic cover our eyes …  In the past 6 months, a mother of eight children locked up in an iron chain has captivated the attention of […]

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    The Non-fungible Body

    May 28, 2022 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News · Press

    Painting until it Becomes Marble, Leipzig 2019 Photo by Jamie Baker Bodies Assert Themselves in the Digital: The “West” makes its own images of China, and the Internet plays along diligently. The Chinese Xie Rong performs in Linz. © Jamie Baker les-nouveaux-riches Magazine Interview: The Non-fungible Body? Xie Rong, Chinese Knot. Photo: Nurith Wagner-Strauss Linz has […]

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  • Cut Piece 2022: This Room Moves at the Same Speed as the Clouds

    May 27, 2022 | Posted By: | blog: film link · body-politics · Live Performance

    This Room Moves at the Same Speed as the Clouds  I arrived in Zurich on the 7th of April in a storm. There were Ukraine flags flying in the old town. I checked with my Israeli friends safety as the shooting in the downtown Tel Aviv that night killed 3 and injured few … ShangHai […]

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    Cut Piece 2022

    May 22, 2022 | Posted By: | Art Protest · blog: film link · Live Performance · News

    The Outfits 🕊 I choose to wear white because it’s world peace sentiment and most importantly I was imaging as the performance goes, the energy and the shift of missing piece creates abstract clouds just like the exhibition title: This room moves at the same speed as the clouds. I wanted to in-body the cloud. […]

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    Gifts for the River Film Festival

    March 26, 2022 | Posted By: | Academic Research · Art Protest · blog: film link · Eco Art

    Journey with Water, Betsy Damon in China Film screening on the March 25th, 2022 at Central Michigan University Gifts For The River Film Festival seeks to celebrate our relationship with the land and waterways that sustain us. To celebrate the artists and filmmakers who are in intentional relationship with the natural world and utilize their […]

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    The Radical Outdoors

    March 4, 2022 | Posted By: | Academic Research

    Betsy Damon’s feminist performances and eco-justice collaborations in the U.S. and China Friday, March 4, 2022 12:00 PM  1:30 PM Session The Radical Outdoors: Betsy Damon’s feminist performances and eco-justice collaborations in the U.S. and ChinaChairs: Monika Fabijanska, Independent Art Historian and CuratorDr. Christine A. Filippone, Millersville University2022 College Art Association Annual ConferenceFriday, March 4, 2022, […]

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    Masking “Chineseness”

    February 11, 2022 | Posted By: | Academic Research

    The Performance Works of Xie Rong 谢蓉 (Echo Morgan) By Freda Fiala As part of the conference series on “Women and Masks” at Boston University, I am glad to present my long-term research on performance artist Xie Rong 谢蓉 (Echo Morgan) for the first time. The performances of Xie Rong 谢蓉 (Echo Morgan) engage with […]

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  • Sea 海 ~ Xie Rong

    January 12, 2022 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Hong Kong

    January 12, 2021 Sea Performance by Xie RongPhoto by Jamie Baker I like to say, I am the daughter of the ocean, I like to say that I grew up in the sea … but that’s a lie, I can’t swim and I am terrified of water. I first saw the sea when I was […]

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    Disaster

    November 30, 2021 | Posted By: | blog: film link · body-politics · covid19

    Film screening at Deformes Triennial First International Triennial of Performance Deformes, Chile, 2021

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    Solo Exhibition Opening

    November 7, 2021 | Posted By: | body-politics · Exhibitions · News

    Xie Rong. “The place where I yearn is day and night.” Ramat Gan Museum of Russian and Far Eastern Art. From November 11, 2021 Exhibition curated by Adiya Porat

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    The Place Where I Miss Day and Night

    November 7, 2021 | Posted By: | body-politics · Exhibitions · News · Press

    Solo Exhibition, at the Museum of Far Eastern Art . An exhibition that includes a selection of video performances, as well as video art and photographs. By maska Posted on 07.11.2021 Xie Rong: The Place Where I Miss Day and Night, Photographs of works – ©  Jamie Baker  Xie Rong, a Chinese-born contemporary artist, specializes in performance and […]

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    Harbinger Exhibition

    Film screening at Harbinger Harbinger – create a physical and digital exhibition about marginalised communities dealing with the climate crisis in line with COP26 which is on the 1st -12th November 2021. The exhibition also showcases the stories of artists and how they and their art have been affected, as a result. These stories are […]

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  • I Would Like to Know You

    October 30, 2021 | Posted By: | Art Protest · body-politics · Exhibitions · Live Performance

    Conversation with Duan Ying Mei about my performance art as part of her exhibition in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art The performative Body  Photos by Jamie Baker 1.Little Red Flower ‘My earliest performative act was put my hand at 90 degree angle whenever I need to speak.’ In this performance, I reflected on my childhood […]

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    Ellipsis Print

    October 20, 2021 | Posted By: | Press

    Love Wild Lawn, 2021 Risograph print on Olin natural white 170gsm paper 42 x 29.7 cm (A3) Limited edition of 100purchase from Ellipsis Website This limited edition print is made from layers of wild flowers and weeds from our lawn. The character written across my face reads: Love. If the lawn is a symbol of […]

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    Reframing Narrative

    October 19, 2021 | Posted By: | Art Protest · covid19 · Press

    What not to miss during Frieze Week 2021 Bazaar presents the ultimate guide to London’s annual celebration of art Rewriting the narrative Join Helena Lee, acting deputy editor of Harper’s Bazaar and founder of East Side Voices, in conversation with three of the brightest East Asian artists working in Britain today: Xie Rong, Vivien Zhang and Kristy […]

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    I would like to know you

    October 9, 2021 | Posted By: | Academic Research · Art Protest · blog: film link · Exhibitions

    Conversation with DuanYingMei for Spirit Labor: Duration, Difficulty, and Affect Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow 10 Sep 2021-30 Jan 2022 Lawn Are an Ecological Disaster, Are you surprised? This year I have been researcher on the history of Lawn. Reflecting on the social and environmental impacts of Lawns, family roots, man occupied space, collective […]

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    STORM CHASER: A STUDIO VISIT WITH XIE RONG

    July 10, 2021 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Fearless performance artist Xie Rong (also known as Echo Morgan) puts herself in vulnerable, uncomfortable positions to communicate strong political messages. Using her own body as a canvas, she invites her audience to bury her with stones, throw water on her and touch her pregnant stomach. Xie’s arresting performances infuse personal experiences growing up in China with […]

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  • Eco Echo

    April 15, 2021 | Posted By: | Academic Research · Art Protest · blog: film link

    STAY CONNECTED: CHINESE ARTS NOW 2021 FESTIVAL 15 April 2021 Echo Morgan (Xie Rong) is a performance artist. She has always been interested in the relationship between Body, Memory and Politics through gesture, mark making and storytelling. Through video and an audience Q&A, she will share her research into some inspirational artist’s projects (including Betsy […]

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    English Patient / 英国病人

    September 25, 2020 | Posted By: | Art Protest · covid19 · Live Performance

    Narrative writing for Above the Cloud Performance Festival, Yu Nan, China 4月24号   前些日子有个段子很流行,新冠疫情阻击战,中国打上半场,全世界打下半场,海外华人打全场。的确如此,这三个月里我的身份:女儿,妻子,母亲,移民,老师,艺术家,中国人让我的心绪时而忧虑,时而悲伤,时而困惑,时而愤怒。当然也有感动,也有鼓舞。四月快要结束了,在此梳理理一下零散的记疫。

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    Body Politics

    October 2, 2019 | Posted By: | Art Protest · body-politics · Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

    02/10/2019 Human 人 -Little white flower Live performance @ilminmuseumofart📸 @jamiebakerphotography 1997, I was 14years old. I had my first article published on national newspaper. I passionately wrote my grief for the death of DengXiaoPing. Sorrow is a strange thing when you see everyone around you was crying, tv channel was playing funeral songs, over over […]

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    Baltic Sea

    September 23, 2019 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

    Xie Rong: Sea Durational performance Saturday 19.10. between 13-16 Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Itäinen Rantakatu 38 As part of Wäinö Aaltonen Museum’s When Is Now -exhibition   Programme 2019 Friday 18.10.2019 WHEN WHAT INFO WHERE 18:00  Panu Pihkala: Earth Emotions  Performance lecture  Viinatehdas MANILLA 19:15  Leena Kela: Space Here We Come  Performance lecture  MANILLA […]

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    Body of Work

    September 11, 2019 | Posted By: | News · Press · reviews

    Body of Work Interview by Jing Zhang Published on Aug of 2019 Prestige Magazine

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  • Echoes from Jeju Island

    August 11, 2019 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News
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    52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS book launch

    July 12, 2019 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Press · reviews

      In a year of Instagramming dangerously, 52 artists respond to critical issues across the broader Asia region. Description The mainstream media keeps us in a constant state of emergency where the word ‘crisis’ is used daily and ‘breaking news’ is a permanent banner across our screens. The real emergencies we should be facing are […]

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    PAINTING UNTIL IT BECOMES MARBLE

    June 12, 2019 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance · News · Press · reviews

    XIE RONG PERFORMS YOKO ONO’S PAINTING UNTIL IT BECOMES MARBLE Leipzig, Germany – May 2019 Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig By Madeline Bocaro © Watch the performance video: Following her intense performance of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (as Echo Morgan) at the Peace Is Power exhibition in Leipzig (April 2019), the amazing artist Xie Rong performed […]

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    Stone and Light

    June 12, 2019 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance · News · Press

      XIE RONG – STONE AND LIGHT    By Madeline Bocaro © Xie Rong performs her new works: Story of the Stone/ To Reach the Light (inspired by Yoko Ono)  at Yoko Ono: Peace Is Power exhibition @mdbkleipzig in Leipzig Germany May 11, 2019. Watch the performance videos:   Story of the Stone This work by […]

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    My Cut Piece

    May 20, 2019 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

    Cut piece ✂️ Last night, I performed my “One Woman Show”. It is a title that borrowed from Yoko Ono’s MoMA’s exhibition in 2015. It was my 5th performance piece that responded to Yoko’s work. This morning, tiredly woke up from sore muscles. I watched the video of Theresa May’s resign speech. Her usually steely […]

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  • Cut Piece_interview

    May 12, 2019 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance · Press · reviews

    April 9, 2019 XIE RONG (ECHO MORGAN) PERFORMS YOKO ONO’S CUT PIECE @ Yoko Ono: Peace Is Power exhibition 2019 Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig By Madeline Bocaro ©   I had a wonderful chat with artist Echo Morgan about her performance. Yoko requested that Cut Piece be performed at the opening of her Peace […]

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    Yoko Ono and I

    April 14, 2019 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · News

    Yoko Ono and I in 2009, Notting Hill Gate, Feathers Boutique Cut Piece ✂️ I made a promise to myself not to participate in other artist’s work; not to react someone els’s performance after a heartfelt and inspiring conversation with John Court in Beijing. When Alfred Weidinger, the director of the Museum of Fine arts […]

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    Fire of Yi People

    November 12, 2018 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance · News · Press
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    Body Calligraphy: The Performance Work of Echo Morgan _ By Luise Guest

    August 10, 2018 | Posted By: | News · Press · reviews

      Body Calligraphy: The Performance Work of Echo Morgan Echo Morgan is the English name of Xie Rong, a Chengdu-born, London-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work is underpinned by a dark family story. She works with stereotypes of ‘Chineseness’ and femininity in order to subvert them. Morgan has written texts on her skin using red lipstick, black Chinese […]

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    The Body is Cultural – Xie Rong’s Home at Galerie Huit Hong Kong

    April 14, 2017 | Posted By: | News · Press · reviews

        The Body is Cultural – Xie Rong’s Home at Galerie Huit Hong Kong Galerie Huitis currently exhibiting the debut solo show in Hong Kong of the Chinese multi-disciplinary artist Xie Rong, otherwise known as Echo Morgan. Rong was born in the southwest province of ChengDu, China in 1983 and has lived and worked […]

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  • You have my blood in you

    April 12, 2017 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance

    Watch Xie Rong’s  “Home” Performance online:  

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    Art China_Interview_by Meng Yuan

    November 12, 2016 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News · Press · reviews

    Xie Rong x Echo Morgan – After her divorce in the UK, a petite Sichuan girl started her five-years performance art journey. Art China · Meng Yuan | 2016-11-03 17:20 The first “Beijing·Live” International Performance Art Festival was held from October 15th to 23rd, 2016. More than 30 performance artists from 13 countries presented performance […]

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    Live Action 11 Gothenburg

    September 10, 2016 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

    Watch Live Performance “Mother” online: Since my father passed away two years ago I found impossible to make live art, he was the drive, the inspirations for my action art. My straggled soul found huge peace, hope and happiness in daily life of caring my boys. But I have missed so much of the honesty, […]

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    Shanghai rouge

    July 10, 2016 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · News

    Shanghai rouge 💄 Shang hai  Yun contemporary art center, Conjunctively Evolving – Masters of Contemporary Art in China and Britain,  ( 02/07 – 08/08 2016). Curated by Jian Zhou,  li liu and Yichen Zhang.  

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    Label magazine cover

    September 10, 2015 | Posted By: | News · Press

    I am delighted to be the cover of Label Magazine. Published in Poland distributed in Europe and NYC. Mono Print on digital photo. collaboration with Jamie Baker. Break the Vase 2012

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  • Performance Art | Echo Morgan’s Darkness is Undressed in Heartbreaking Performance

    March 10, 2015 | Posted By: | News · Press · reviews

    Performance Art | Echo Morgan’s Darkness is Undressed in Heartbreaking Performance Drawing on her volatile personal history as a child growing up in China, Echo Morgan, whose real name Xie Rong, creates devastatingly emotional performance art. One piece titled Be the Inside of the Vase performed in 2012 at The Royal College of Art in […]

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    Touching Happiness

    March 4, 2014 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

    Touching Happiness Photography by Jamie Baker 3 hours, 04/01/2014 @ CiYun Taoism Temple, XiaoZhou Village, GuangZhou I was 24 weeks pregnant on the 4th of Jan 2014. I blew 200 balloons in duration of 3 hours. Audience are encouraged to take away of the red balloons as sign of sharing happiness. The audience were also […]

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    Grey Collective at Offline Art Fair

    November 26, 2013 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · News

    Grey Collective at Offline Art Fair Thur 28th Nov – Sun 1st Dec Embassy Tea Rooms, Union Street, SE1 OL  

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    Multiplied Artfair at Christie’s

    November 5, 2013 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · News

    16 October 2013 – Printmaking graduates from the Royal College of Art will show for a second year at auction house Christie’sMultiplied editions art fair. This year RCA graduates will feature in the main body of the event. Echo Morgan, Catriona Leahy, Frank Leauver, Nicola Thomas and Marianne Keating are among the Printmaking graduates, who will exhibit […]

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    jade-buddha_my-precious

    October 2, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Jade Buddha Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden,Yau Wen and Kovács István 3 hours, 13 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor flea market During Cultural Revolution red guards cut off Buddha heads from the temple to destroy the tradition, religion and history. My father’s antique passion is collecting jade and Buddha head. Bankrupted and lonely, he brushes […]

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  • Sete Warrior

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    October 1, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link · infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Sete Warrior Live Performance Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden and Yau Wen 3 Hours Lipsticks, sete traditional water jousting shield and jousting pole, white French girl’s outfit @Sete, Infr’action,14.09.2013 My uncle used to call me the Don Quixote. I was excited to discover the famous sport in Sete: Water Jousting and noticed it’s a game for boys only. […]

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    Chinese Zezette

    September 30, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Chinese Zezette Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden,Yau Wen and Kovács István 3 hours, 13 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor market ZeZette (traditional cookie from Sète,France) I ate the first fortune cookie when I arrived in London. It’s a Chinese symbol created by American consumerism but not popular in Mainland China. Shaped like the folded version […]

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    Chicken Soup

    September 23, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Chicken Soup Live Performance 30 min, Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden, Joachim Axelsson and Yau Wen Live chicken, tent, soup, knife, and 10 min film projection @Sete, Infr’action12.09.2013 My mum was born at the Chinese year of rooster, she has a scar like the shape of a rooster. She always describes herself as the elegant proud animal. […]

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    Taped morning exercise

    September 20, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Taped morning exercise Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden, Vincent Campos and Bjorn Veno 2 hours, 11 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor market Be persistent in training! Strengthen our bodies! Study diligently! Serve our motherland! Radio gymnastic exercise (Guangbo Ticao ????) is part of the school curriculum in most primary (age 6-11) and secondary (age 12-17) […]

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    Brushing Jade_Father’s Jade

    September 19, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · Live Performance · News

    Performance by Echo Morgan, 17. 09 . 2013 @ Sumarria Lunn Gallery, Live Performance: 1 Hours waxed huddha head and bodysuit, tight rope, toothbrushes, 10 min film projection on loop @Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 17.09.2013. At the Closing evening of Tightrope, I performed the final part of my performance: Brushing Jade: Father’s Jade. I wore a […]

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  • Jade Buddha

    September 8, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · Live Performance · News

    Brushing Jade: Jade Buddha Live Performance 3 Hours, Photography by Paul Neave Scaffolding, safety net,waxed buddha head, brush, body @Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 05.09.2013 At the private view of Tightrope, I performed the first part of my performance: Brushing Jade: Jade Buddha I wore a waxed buddha head, stood silently inside a scaffolding structure. My body […]

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    Brushing Jade

    August 28, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · News

     ” He brushes his jade day and night, the only time he would look or talk to me was when I proposed to brush his jade with him ”  Closing Evening : 17th September 7-8pm with performance by Echo Morgan Exhibition runs: 6th September to 17th September 2013 / 11am – 6pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 12 – 5pm (Saturday) Sumarria Lunn […]

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    Echo’s Infr’Action

    August 21, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    Entering its ninth year of existence Infr’Action will take place from September 11th to 15th in the public space of Sète and at the city’s own beautiful Musée Paul Valéry. Five days, five performances. It’s all about action. Follow me on instagram for all my working in progress : )  

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    Changing Face

    August 19, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link

    Changing face?? 15 min presentation for my final exam at Royal College of Art I borrowed the gesture and name of Changing face?? which is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the Sichuan opera. Performers wear vividly coloured masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, which they change from one […]

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    A New Memorial-film

    August 18, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · News

         A New Memorial The politics of the family tree Multimedia Installation Scaffolding, open frame industrial monitors, films 2meter x 2meter Royal College of Art Show RCA2013 A Pai Fang ?? is a traditional style of Chinese arch, a historically popular monument that celebrates important family members and achievements. The most famous are “Virgin […]

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  • Tightrope

    August 8, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    Opening: 5th September 6-9pm with performance by Echo Morgan Exhibition runs: 6th September to 17th September 2013 / 11am – 6pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 12 – 5pm (Saturday) Sumarria Lunn Gallery 36 South Molton Lane London W1K 5AB Takming Chuang, Echo Morgan, Emily Speed and Hanae Utamura: Tightrope Curated by Kate Pantling, Tightrope brings together the work of four international emerging artists Takming Chuang, […]

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    Echo at Christie’s

    July 3, 2013 | Posted By: | News

      Echo at Christie’s  21st Centuary Art & Design Selected Works from the RCA Degree Show 2013 9th-12th July, Christie’s, King Street Gallery, 8 King Street, St. James’s, SW1Y 6QT Four of my portraits from Performative Body series were selected! Performative Body Photography by Jamie Baker , 2012 – 2013 Be the Inside of the Vase , 2012  Born […]

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    Be the Inside of the Vase_Live Performance

    April 24, 2013 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Be the Inside of the Vase Photography by Jamie Baker Live Performance, 4 hours @Royal College of Art 25.04.2012 Clay, body paint, Chinese tissue paper, willow sculpture, audio In China, people give a life size Vase as a gift for the opening of a new building, a new business. 25th of April 2012, At the […]

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    Root Print 根印

    April 11, 2013 | Posted By: | News

      R oot Print by Echo Morgan ( ??? Lecture at Sichuan Art Academy 28th of March 2013 First time gave presentation about my work in Chinese! very exciting and memorable experience , presentation details will be follow in future post : )

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    Sauce, Riceballs, Your Choice

    March 6, 2013 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Sauce, Riceballs, Your choice Photography by Jamie Baker 3 hours, 09 . 03 . 2013 @ café Gallery Three Cannon Balls (traditional dish from Chengdu, China) My head and two heads are covered by glutinous rice that sculptured as balls, There are three bows of sauce: soybean powder, Chinese red sugar and sesame seeds. Each […]

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  • Notes to Self

    February 7, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    ? ? ? ? ? ? “Inscription – The Crude House” by Liu Yu Xi ? ? ? ??? ? ? ?? It matters not the height; if an immortal resides in a mountain it becomes famous. ? ? ? ??? ? ? ?? It matters not the depth; if a dragon lives in a […]

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    Little Red Flower

    January 27, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    Opens at London Print Studio Three digital prints on archive paper, film: It was a staged performance, also a short film with personal narrative. I grew up in China until 19 years old, my early communist education and China’s economic boom has deeply embodied in my roots. They still strongly control my thoughts and behaviour. […]

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    Films showing at The Royal Standard

    November 12, 2012 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · News

        The Royal Standard in collaboration with Drawing Paper and Liverpool Biennial present a one-day experimental event exploring the relationship between sound, performance and drawing. It will screening my films:    

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    Singing Mermaid

    October 10, 2012 | Posted By: | News

    It is a performance influenced by Greek mythology Echo and Narcissus, western fairytales Little Mermaid and Chinese legend Carp Jumps Over the Dragon Gate.I invited audiences to taping my legs,this performance transforms my body into a sculpture. My name is Echo, I don’t have a voice, I can only repeat other’s words, You can give […]

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    Balls of Steel_Live Performance

    October 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Balls of Steel Live Performance, 4 hours Photography by Jamie Baker 04.10. 2012 @ Blackall Studios People always say that I have balls. I am a tiny Chinese girl, hair doesn’t even grow much on me. But apparently I have balls. Big heavy balls. The empire of china cut off the male servant’s balls so […]

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  • Reincarnation

    September 12, 2012 | Posted By: | News

    Reincarnation 15th September – 24th November 2012 I transformed the surface of my entire body into a Ming vase for an art work called I Am the Four Gentlemen . Through the mediums of performance and film, I explore the intrinsic and complex relationship between violence, beauty, and vulnerability, re-examining how these antipodal constructs impact ideas of […]

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    Film on Vimeo: Be the Inside of the Vase

    August 16, 2012 | Posted By: | blog: film link · Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

      Performance by Echo Morgan Photography by Jamie Baker The performance ‘Be the Inside of the Vase’ was divided into two parts. The first story began with my father’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whilst my voice revealed the […]

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    You Are My Mirror

    July 2, 2012 | Posted By: | News

    July 1st, 2012 Song Dong said to me, “You and your art are now embodied, I can not separated you from your art, let your personal story grow, use your individual voice to tell the larger history. It’s moving and powerful, you are my mirror.”  I met SongDong in 2006 when I was working for Selfridge’s 3D Creative team, […]

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    Xie Rong & Echo Morgan

    June 16, 2012 | Posted By: | blog: film link

    My birth name is Xie Rong. A family name from my granny Xie and a given name from my mum; both of whom eventually divorced. I felt, I carried two single mothers on my shoulders. I am Rong ‘?’ the confederate rose, I grew up in tears. In 2000 I began to use the name […]

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    Sleeping Russia

    January 23, 2012 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Sleeping Russia Live Performance 10 min Photography by Jamie Baker 2011 @ St Petersburg A land not mine, still forever memorable, the waters of its ocean chill and fresh. Sand on the bottom whiter than chalk, and the air drunk, like wine, late sun lays bare the rosy limbs of the pinetrees. Sunset in the […]

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  • Kensington Palace Press

    September 10, 2010 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Press

    Echo Morgan in ‘Dress of the World’ Enchanted Palace‘ exhibition at Kensington Palace has  attracted widespread praise. Exploring the lives of the seven princesses who once resided there through ingenious installations in the state rooms, the exhibition will have you wandering spellbound through the palace and will make you look at the lives of these […]

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