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Jennifer Wen Ma: Havoc in Heaven
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Witness the Monkey King ride on a cloud high over the Sydney Opera House.
In New Adventures of Havoc in Heaven III (2010) Jennifer Wen Ma presents a spectacular smoke projection. She beams an animated image of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, a popular and irreverent figure in Chinese mythology, onto a cloud of smoke in the sky. The movement of the smoke is choreographed by the graceful movements of a trained performer, and the Monkey King dances overhead in a playful fusion of tradition and technology.
Born in China, Jennifer Wen Ma lives and works in New York, USA. Her work takes a variety of forms, from video projections and sculptures, to drawings and interactive installations.
This performance was filmed at the Sydney Opera House on Friday, 14 May 2010 for the 17th Biennale of Sydney.
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Music written and performed by Caddie Brain.