New Release 60 Minute Cites- Kunming by artist and curator Luo Fei. Luo Fei captures an intimate portrait of Kunming documenting the people and locations that surround him but also that can deeply characterize the city. From the noisescapes in ‘Green Lake Park’ to the static-like waves of gentle Kunming rain hitting an umbrella outside a restaurant in ‘Tan Jun Alley’, all the documents are pleasantly candid and the descriptions detailed and thoughtful. I had been to Kunming many years ago for work but never really saw the city. I will have to head back out there again sometime. Welcome to Kunming!
“These recordings are mainly recorded in March and April of Kunming city, where birds can be heard everywhere, and occasionally there is a little rain / Kunming is called the eternal spring city, in the southwest of China, capital of Yunnan province / I have moved and lived here for nearly 20 years / I like the weather and culture here. Like living in any city, we go to school, go to work, go home, take the bus and subway, go to the edge of the city from time to time, enjoy nature / I like to wander around the city, look for places with texture and flavor of life, especially when it rains / These recordings recorded some moments and sounds of my daily life in this city / I usually hold recorder in my hand and walk through a place, or just stand, daze and listen //