The video installation Let's Pray was commissioned by the haudenschildGarage and filmed during Yang Zhenzhong's residency at the haudenschildGarage from October 22 - November 12, 2003. Yang Zhenzhong was invited as part of the exhibition Zooming into Focus: Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video from the Haudenschild Collection.

Let's Pray was produced in collaboration with Tina Yapelli (http://art.sdsu.edu/profiles/tina-yapelli/) of the University Art Gallery of San Diego State University and premiered at the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego on January 31, 2004.

Prior to the video installation premiere at MOPA, Christopher Phillips (https://www.icp.org/users/christopherphillips) introduced the video screening, Chinese Video and Film NOW!; Yang Fudong  present in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The videos included Song Dong’s My Motherland Made the Scene for Me, 1999; Wang Gognxin’s Fly, 2000; Cao Fei’s Rabid Dogs, 2002; and Yang Fudong’s Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (Part I), 2003.

Additionally, while in residence, the haudenschildGarage helped produce and supported Yang Zhenzhong's filming of the Spanish and English portions of his video I Will Die in San Diego and Tijuana. The ten channel video was later chosen for the 2007 Venice Biennale.

 

About Yang Zhenzhong http://www.yangzhenzhong.com/?page_id=7&lang=en