Wang Newone

Examining the digital age’s supernatural imaginary & occult resurgence in the Paranormal Storytime event presented by AQNB at London’s The Yard Theatre

16 December 2019

Paranormal Storytime, an event presented by AQNB and curated by Jared Davis, is on at London’s The Yard Theatre on Sunday February 16, 2020, from 7pm. 

Taking its title from a phenomenon of supernatural stories shared by YouTube vloggers, Paranormal Storytime looks at the digital age’s occult resurgence and neo-gothic tendencies, as well as our fear of the unknown and its relation to technology. 

New York-based writer, critic and author of speculative fiction novel Oval Elvia Wilk will present a talk, and Cologne-via-Washington D.C producer Swan Meat will perform live, with her new EP soon to be released on Infinite Machine. The evening will also present a screening programme with video works by artists Tianzhuo Chen as well as Wang Newone. Berlin-based artist Tea Stražičić has designed Paranormal Storytime’s poster artwork.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite, see the Facebook event for more details. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.**

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Reanimating a Lingnan house left to ruin in the forgotten village of Fenghe with Wang NewOne in collaboration with felicita

19 June 2019

House-D12, an offsite exhibition by Wang NewOne with sound design and lighting by felicita, is on view between June 1 and August 31 in Fenghe Village, Baiyun District, Guangzhou. 

Created inside an abandoned house in the village, Wang NewOne’s work invites intrigue into a ghostly historic site slated for future demolition and development. Fenghe Village, an agricultural town, was built in the Qing Dynasty over 150 years ago and has to date preserved its unique Lingnan culture and architecture despite a diminishing and ageing population. As the artist says of the location:

“Between the 1950s to ’70s, many villagers left to work abroad; together with the outflow of young labour, Fenghe gradually became a ‘hollow village’ (only houses, the people are missing), its quiet sunsets contrasting sharply with the booming airport economy developing nearby.”

Wang’s installation brings a fleeting moment of new life and ambiguous contemplation into this area under cultural transformation.**

Wang NewOne’s House-D12, in collaboration with felicita with special thanks to TaxEvasion, is on in Fenghe Village, Baiyun District, Guangzhou, between June 1 and August 31, 2019. 

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