Video and photographic artist Rachel Reupke was invited to take up her residency alongside emerging Sichuan painter Wang Xiaolu. Reupke used her residency to explore various commercial and residential building developments in Beijing. Developing her practice of editing and creating montages out of long landscape video shots, Reupke’s shots of the buildings and their surroundings were taken at a distance and then ‘cleaned up’ to make architectural tableaux vivants in a body of work entitled 24 Hour Fresh Air.
An exhibition of existing work by both Reupke and Wang Xiaolu took place at the end of the residency in Suo Jia Cun, one of Beijing’s artistic districts. 24 Hour Fresh Air was exhibited in an eponymous solo show from 3rd Feb to 7th April 2007 in Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France.
112A is a residency base in Wang Jing, near to Beijing’s artistic centre, initiated by artists Xu Zhongmin and Ye Yong Qing. 112A is concerned with regional and international exchange in residencies which provide the space, support and exchange opportunities for visiting artists from both provincial China and abroad. Residencies end with informal exhibitions and/or Open Studios.