Lang(Lang)guage investigates the role of the modern piano in contemporary Chinese society. While the instrument represents the western past, its skyrocketing popularity in mainland China has made the piano a symbol of the “eastern future”. Unprecedented numbers of child piano proteges have emerged as a result. What are the consequences of Chinese piano ownership and worship on such a mass scale?

Lang(Lang)guage is an interactive multi-media installation that will be interrupted by a performer at scheduled times for a recital.

Made with Hong Kong Exile and Paul Paroczai.