ANOTHER CHINA


Duskin Drum

www.lijiangstudio.org
Lives in Washington, USA



Duskin Drum, wiederholt erfolgreicher Small-Scale Do it Yourself Öko-Aktivist. Duskin Drum lebt auf einer kleinen Insel in Washington State, USA, ohne Geschäfte oder öffentliche Versorgungsbetriebe, diese substanzielle Situation erfordert alle Aufmerksamkeit auf Fragen der Nachhaltigkeit im Alltag. Seine Erfahrungen zu ökologischer Wiederherstellung umfasst die Arbeit mit Rain Shadow Consulting LLC, im Nature Conservancy's Bette Meyers Reservat auf Waldron Island, Washington. Drum graduierte am Evergreen State College, wo er Theaterwissensachften und internationale Studien studierte. Sein Abschlussjahr war ein einjähriges unabhängiges Studium in China. Er arbeitete mit Lijiang Studio, organisierte Ausstellungen und kuratierte das Jianghu 5 Festival, eine Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Naxi-Künstlern, die in einer Ausstellung auf einem Berg zwischen Lijiang und Lashihai resultierte.

Duskin arbeitet derzeit wieder im Lijiang Studio. Ab Juni 2008 werden er und seine Mutter als das Kollektiv "Katalog 9" ein Umwelt Land Art Project an mehreren Orten im ländlichen Lashihai-Tal realisieren. World Heritage Beer Garden Picknick besteht aus zwei parallelen Aktivitäten: Das Kollektiv wird ein Mikro-Bier produzieren und verwendet die Abfälle zum Bau einer Bio-Sanierungs-Anlage; und sie werden eine Reihe von interdisziplinären Workshops und kulturellem Austausch entwickeln zu Themen wie Umwelt-Kunst, Social Mapping, Landschaftsdarstellung, Storytelling, ökologie Studien und regionale Entwicklung.

Duskin Drum, Repeatable Small-Scale DIY Felicitous Ecology Worker. Duskin Drum lives on a small island in Washington State, USA with no stores or public utilities, a subsistence situation necessitating attention to issues of small-scale sustainability on a daily basis. His ecological restoration experience includes work with Rain Shadow Consulting LLC, on the Nature Conservancy's Bette Meyers Reserve, on Waldron Island, Washington. Drum graduated from Evergreen State College where he studied theatre and international studies. His final year was a year-long independent study in China. He worked with Lijiang Studio organizing exhibitions and curated Jianghu 5, a collaboration with local Naxi artists resulting in an exhibition on a mountain between Lijiang and Lashihai.

Duskin is currently working at lijiang studio. Beginning in June 2008 he and his mother as the collective Katalog9 will develop a multi-sited environmental land art project in the rural Lashihai Valley. World Heritage Beer Garden Picnic consists of two concurrent engagements. The collective will produce a micro beer and will use the waste to build a bio-remediating earthwork; and they will program and produce a series of interdisciplinary workshops and cultural exchanges on topics such as environmental art, social mapping and landscape representation, storytelling, ecology and regional development studies.

performance and installation
2007
apocalypse stagecoach, apocalypse puppet theater, burningman festival, nevada, usa
hitch adriatic, see monkey sea, islands of croatia
spactive porting, sportiva, porto, portugal
2006
fox prince, see monkey sea, westcott bay institute,
san jaun island, wa, usa
2005
my name is hal by kate brehm and what do we cherish?
by tamara unroe at 6th bangkok fringe
festival and hoontown festival, bangkok, thailand
hoontown festival, samsen soi 5, bangkok, thailand
spiritual idols, with khairuddin bin hori, at asiatopia,
queen’s gallery, bangkok, thailand
fraction, season of contemporary stage,
art connection, bangkok, thailand
naughty monkey party, shijr city, taiwan, china
jianghu laowei, jianghu 5, lijiang, yunnan, china
reverse mask with rutger emmelkamp, jianghu 4,
kunming, yunnan, china
wandering in china(video), jianghu 3: mobile video,
kunming, yunnan, china
can ecoturism save the world? can anything?, jianghu 2,
kunming, yunnan, china
artist battle arena, jianghu 2, kunming, yunnan, china
jianghu laowei vs. cat with luofei, jianghu 1,
kunming, yunnan, china
2004
see monkey sea wandering in china,
three month street performance tour, china
momentum, see monkey sea performances + workshops,
museum 63, hong kong
momentum, see monkey sea perform. + workshops,
sichaun fine arts college, chongqing, china
war!, see monkey sea, silk roads bazaar,
evergreen state college, olympia, wa, usa
bearskin, monkey wrench puppet lab,
rendevous-jewelbox theatre, seattle, wa, usa

production
2007
founding member apocalypse puppet theater
2006
co-founded katalog10 collective with sarah lewison
2002
co-founder/director/manager see monkey sea mask and puppet show
with bochay drum andben houston
2005
co-creator and managing director, hoontown festival,
rajata art house, bangkok, thailand
co-producer, my name is hal by kate brehm and what do we cherish?
by tamara unroe at 6th bangkok fringe festival, thailand
director, kawree 2, dekwat children’s theatre, rajata art house,
bangkok theatre festival, bangkok, thailand
assistant director, naughty monkey party, shijr city, taiwan, china
curator and co-director, jianghu 5: jianghu luxing,
lijiang studio, yunnan, china
assistant producer, jianghu 1 – jianghu 3,
lijiang studio, yunnan, china