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  • Touching Happiness

    March 4, 2014 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · Live Performance · News

    Touching Happiness Photography by Jamie Baker 3 hours, 04/01/2014 @ CiYun Taoism Temple, XiaoZhou Village, GuangZhou I was 24 weeks pregnant on the 4th of Jan 2014. I blew 200 balloons in duration of 3 hours. Audience are encouraged to take away of the red balloons as sign of sharing happiness. The audience were also [...]

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    Grey Collective at Offline Art Fair

    November 26, 2013 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · News

    Grey Collective at Offline Art Fair Thur 28th Nov – Sun 1st Dec Embassy Tea Rooms, Union Street, SE1 OL  

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    Multiplied Artfair at Christie’s

    November 5, 2013 | Posted By: | Exhibitions · News

    16 October 2013 – Printmaking graduates from the Royal College of Art will show for a second year at auction house Christie’sMultiplied editions art fair. This year RCA graduates will feature in the main body of the event. Echo Morgan, Catriona Leahy, Frank Leauver, Nicola Thomas and Marianne Keating are among the Printmaking graduates, who will exhibit [...]

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    jade-buddha_my-precious

    October 2, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Jade Buddha Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden,Yau Wen and Kovács István 3 hours, 13 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor flea market During Cultural Revolution red guards cut off Buddha heads from the temple to destroy the tradition, religion and history. My father’s antique passion is collecting jade and Buddha head. Bankrupted and lonely, he brushes [...]

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    Sete Warrior

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    October 1, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link · infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Sete Warrior Live Performance Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden and Yau Wen 3 Hours Lipsticks, sete traditional water jousting shield and jousting pole, white French girl’s outfit @Sete, Infr’action,14.09.2013 My uncle used to call me the Don Quixote. I was excited to discover the famous sport in Sete: Water Jousting and noticed it’s a game for boys only. [...]

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  • Chinese Zezette

    September 30, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Chinese Zezette Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden,Yau Wen and Kovács István 3 hours, 13 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor market ZeZette (traditional cookie from Sète,France) I ate the first fortune cookie when I arrived in London. It’s a Chinese symbol created by American consumerism but not popular in Mainland China. Shaped like the folded version [...]

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    Chicken Soup

    September 23, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Chicken Soup Live Performance 30 min, Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden, Joachim Axelsson and Yau Wen Live chicken, tent, soup, knife, and 10 min film projection @Sete, Infr’action12.09.2013 My mum was born at the Chinese year of rooster, she has a scar like the shape of a rooster. She always describes herself as the elegant proud animal. [...]

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    Taped morning exercise

    September 20, 2013 | Posted By: | infraction 9 · Live Performance · News

    Taped morning exercise Photography by Roland-von-der-Emden, Vincent Campos and Bjorn Veno 2 hours, 11 . 09 . 2013 @ Sète, outdoor market Be persistent in training! Strengthen our bodies! Study diligently! Serve our motherland! Radio gymnastic exercise (Guangbo Ticao 广播体操) is part of the school curriculum in most primary (age 6-11) and secondary (age 12-17) [...]

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    Brushing Jade_Father’s Jade

    September 19, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · Live Performance · News

    Performance by Echo Morgan, 17. 09 . 2013 @ Sumarria Lunn Gallery, Live Performance: 1 Hours waxed huddha head and bodysuit, tight rope, toothbrushes, 10 min film projection on loop @Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 17.09.2013. At the Closing evening of Tightrope, I performed the final part of my performance: Brushing Jade: Father’s Jade. I wore a [...]

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    Jade Buddha

    September 8, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · Live Performance · News

    Brushing Jade: Jade Buddha Live Performance 3 Hours, Photography by Paul Neave Scaffolding, safety net,waxed buddha head, brush, body @Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 05.09.2013 At the private view of Tightrope, I performed the first part of my performance: Brushing Jade: Jade Buddha I wore a waxed buddha head, stood silently inside a scaffolding structure. My body [...]

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  • Brushing Jade

    August 28, 2013 | Posted By: | Brushing Jade · News

     ” He brushes his jade day and night, the only time he would look or talk to me was when I proposed to brush his jade with him “  Closing Evening : 17th September 7-8pm with performance by Echo Morgan Exhibition runs: 6th September to 17th September 2013 / 11am – 6pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 12 – 5pm (Saturday) Sumarria Lunn [...]

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    Echo’s Infr’Action

    August 21, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    Entering its ninth year of existence Infr’Action will take place from September 11th to 15th in the public space of Sète and at the city’s own beautiful Musée Paul Valéry. Five days, five performances. It’s all about action. Follow me on instagram for all my working in progress : )  

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    Changing Face

    August 19, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link

    Changing face变脸 15 min presentation for my final exam at Royal College of Art I borrowed the gesture and name of Changing face变脸 which is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the Sichuan opera. Performers wear vividly coloured masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, which they change from one [...]

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    A New Memorial-film

    August 18, 2013 | Posted By: | blog: film link · News

     A New Memorial The politics of the family tree Multimedia Installation Scaffolding, open frame industrial monitors, films 2meter x 2meter Royal College of Art Show RCA2013 A Pai Fang 牌坊 is a traditional style of Chinese arch, a historically popular monument that celebrates important family members and achievements. The most famous are “Virgin Pai Fangs” [...]

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    Tightrope

    August 8, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    Opening: 5th September 6-9pm with performance by Echo Morgan Exhibition runs: 6th September to 17th September 2013 / 11am – 6pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 12 – 5pm (Saturday) Sumarria Lunn Gallery 36 South Molton Lane London W1K 5AB Takming Chuang, Echo Morgan, Emily Speed and Hanae Utamura: Tightrope Curated by Kate Pantling, Tightrope brings together the work of four international emerging artists Takming Chuang, [...]

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  • Echo at Christie’s

    July 3, 2013 | Posted By: | News

      Echo at Christie’s  21st Centuary Art & Design Selected Works from the RCA Degree Show 2013 9th-12th July, Christie’s, King Street Gallery, 8 King Street, St. James’s, SW1Y 6QT Four of my portraits from Performative Body series were selected! Performative Body Photography by Jamie Baker , 2012 – 2013 Be the Inside of the Vase , 2012  Born [...]

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    Be the Inside of the Vase_Live Performance

    April 24, 2013 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Be the Inside of the Vase Photography by Jamie Baker Live Performance, 4 hours @Royal College of Art 25.04.2012 Clay, body paint, Chinese tissue paper, willow sculpture, audio In China, people give a life size Vase as a gift for the opening of a new building, a new business. 25th of April 2012, At the [...]

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    Root Print 根印

    April 11, 2013 | Posted By: | News

      R oot Print by Echo Morgan ( 谢蓉) Lecture at Sichuan Art Academy 28th of March 2013 First time gave presentation about my work in Chinese! very exciting and memorable experience , presentation details will be follow in future post : )

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    Sauce, Riceballs, Your Choice

    March 6, 2013 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Sauce, Riceballs, Your choice Photography by Jamie Baker 3 hours, 09 . 03 . 2013 @ café Gallery Three Cannon Balls (traditional dish from Chengdu, China) My head and two heads are covered by glutinous rice that sculptured as balls, There are three bows of sauce: soybean powder, Chinese red sugar and sesame seeds. Each [...]

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    Notes to Self

    February 7, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    陋 室 銘 劉 禹 錫 “Inscription – The Crude House” by Liu Yu Xi 山 不 在 高,有 仙 則 名。 It matters not the height; if an immortal resides in a mountain it becomes famous. 水 不 在 深,有 龍 則 靈。 It matters not the depth; if a dragon lives in a [...]

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  • Little Red Flower

    January 27, 2013 | Posted By: | News

    Opens at London Print Studio Three digital prints on archive paper, film: It was a staged performance, also a short film with personal narrative. I grew up in China until 19 years old, my early communist education and China’s economic boom has deeply embodied in my roots. They still strongly control my thoughts and behaviour. [...]

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    Films showing at The Royal Standard

    November 12, 2012 | Posted By: | blog: film link

    Film in Liverpool Biennial The Royal Standard in collaboration with Drawing Paper and Liverpool Biennial present a one-day experimental event exploring the relationship between sound, performance and drawing. It will screening my films:    

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    Singing Mermaid

    October 10, 2012 | Posted By: | News

    It is a performance influenced by Greek mythology Echo and Narcissus, western fairytales Little Mermaid and Chinese legend Carp Jumps Over the Dragon Gate.I invited audiences to taping my legs,this performance transforms my body into a sculpture. My name is Echo, I don’t have a voice, I can only repeat other’s words, You can give [...]

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    Balls of Steel_Live Performance

    October 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Balls of Steel Live Performance, 4 hours Photography by Jamie Baker 04.10. 2012 @ Blackall Studios People always say that I have balls. I am a tiny Chinese girl, hair doesn’t even grow much on me. But apparently I have balls. Big heavy balls. The empire of china cut off the male servant’s balls so [...]

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    Reincarnation

    September 12, 2012 | Posted By: | News

    Reincarnation 15th September – 24th November 2012 I transformed the surface of my entire body into a Ming vase for an art work called I Am the Four Gentlemen . Through the mediums of performance and film, I explore the intrinsic and complex relationship between violence, beauty, and vulnerability, re-examining how these antipodal constructs impact ideas of [...]

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  • Film on Vimeo: Be the Inside of the Vase

    August 16, 2012 | Posted By: | blog: film link

    Performance by Echo Morgan Photography by Jamie Baker The performance ‘Be the Inside of the Vase’ was divided into two parts. The first story began with my father’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whilst my voice revealed the narrative [...]

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    You Are My Mirror

    July 2, 2012 | Posted By: | News

    July 1st, 2012 Song Dong said to me, “You and your art are now embodied, I can not separated you from your art, let your personal story grow, use your individual voice to tell the larger history. It’s moving and powerful, you are my mirror.”  I met SongDong in 2006 when I was working for Selfridge’s 3D Creative team, [...]

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    Xie Rong & Echo Morgan

    June 16, 2012 | Posted By: | blog: film link

    My birth name is Xie Rong. A family name from my granny Xie and a given name from my mum; both of whom eventually divorced. I felt, I carried two single mothers on my shoulders. I am Rong ‘蓉’ the confederate rose, I grew up in tears. In 2000 I began to use the name [...]

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    Sleeping Russia

    January 23, 2012 | Posted By: | Live Performance · News

    Sleeping Russia Live Performance 10 min Photography by Jamie Baker 2011 @ St Petersburg A land not mine, still forever memorable, the waters of its ocean chill and fresh. Sand on the bottom whiter than chalk, and the air drunk, like wine, late sun lays bare the rosy limbs of the pinetrees. Sunset in the [...]

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