18,000 kilometres across land and sea. 10 years of travel on boat and foot. Over 10,000 images captured.
In this third instalment of Knowledge Sans Frontières, renowned Chinese photographer, explorer and academic Er Dongqiang presents breath-taking vignettes of his expedition on one of the world’s most historic trade routes – the Silk Road. Drawing inspiration from a novel by 20th century Swedish adventurer Sven Hedin titled Im Herzen von Asien (In the Heart of Asia), Er retraced the footsteps of Silk Road voyagers and photographed slices of life revolving around the major thoroughfares ranging from the material to the spiritual, cultural to environmental. What resulted from his decade-long journey were archival-quality images exploring dualities of the self and the social, both past and present. At once enigmatic and incisive, they weave a spellbinding tapestry of civilisation’s evolution and what lies at the cradle of humanity.
The session will be conducted in Mandarin and moderated by Lee Chor Lin.
Venue: The Arts House, Blue Room
When: 10 Dec 2016, 3pm - 5pm
By: The Arts House