‘Shan-Shui-Hua’ – Traditional Chinese landscape painting reinterpreted as video painting: A hybrid between the still and moving image, between Eastern and Western tradition

Christin Bolewski


‘Shan-Shui-Hua’ is an artistic artefact. Proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics the traditional concept of landscape painting ‘Shan-Shui-Hua’ (mountain-water-painting) is recreated within the new genre of the video-painting; the main features of ‘Shan-Shui-Hua’ merges with Western moving image practice creating a crossover of Western and Asian aesthetics to explore form, and questions digital visualisation practice that aims to represent realistic space.