Intelligence collective, exposition à LiveInYourHead, A l’occasion des cinq premières années du Prix New Heads Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards, 19 may - 8 july,  2017

 © HEAD – Genève, Baptiste Coulon

Totem évanoui

This image seems to show a long skeleton of the backbone of some sea creature in 1934. The only information I have is that on August 8th 1934 the Shengjing Times, apparently a reputable newspaper,reported that a living dragon had been found in some reeds and later its decomposed body was transported by the 6th Branch Police Department to near the West Customs Pier where it was photographed and put on display to local residents.

The Yingkou City Records vol 1 (1934) describe the monster as having spine bones 1m apart.The animal appeared 20 km up an estuary near Yingkou. Liaoning Province N.E. China. It`s tail was rolled up, with big eyes and a grey body. The animal was weak and local people poured water on it to keep it from drying too much.

After a severe storm and deluge, the "dragon" appeared a second time but this time only as a smelly corpse, the muscles rotting, at the reeds in Liaohe estuary. Many visitors came from surrounding cities to view the remains of the « dragon." It had a "curiously horned head.’’ The bones were lost in 1939 because of the civil unrest in China at that time.

(I.C.) Intelligence collective, exhibition at LiveInYourHead

Exhibition from 19 May to 8 July 2017
Opening Thursday 18 May 2017 from 18:00  
In the context of Nuit des Bains 

Général-Dufour Building
Espace d'exposition | Cinéma Salle Robert Kramer 
Rue de Hesse 5, 1204 Geneva

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of New Heads – Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards 

Dix / Zehn / Dieci Episode 6 : (I.C.) Intelligence collective
Featuring Josse Bailly, Pauline Beaudemont, Sacha Béraud, Roxane Bovet and Yoan Mudry, Serge Boulaz, Etienne Chosson and Johanna Blanc, Jean-Gabriel Cruz, Guillaume Dénervaud, Isabella Girtanner, Nelly Haliti, Simone Holliger, Horrible Bise, Sabrina Röthlisberger, Marco Scorti, Ramaya Tegegne, Camille Tsvetoukhine, Gaia Vincensini, Galaxia Wang