This book is a kind of documentation for the three-year long project on Dong culture in which two Shanghai-based musicians transformed traditional Dong folk songs into futurist club dance music. The large format of the book refers to the size, shape and materials of vinyl albums. The content of the book allows readers to dwell a little longer and ponder over the particular aesthetics of the Dong ethnic minority group. Also included are QR codes for the two eponymous albums, “Dong 1” and “Dong 2”. While listening, one can read the texts and look at the photographs in the book, as they aim to transport the reader to a peaceful place deep in southwestern China.

 

“Dòng”

Published by: DREAMER FTY

Authors: Wu Shanmin, Cheng Qiaoqiao, Han Han, Xu Siwei

Photography: Zhuang Yan

Size: 24 × 34 cm

Page count: 12 b&w + 48 color with silver, orange and purple solids

First edition: 300 copies

Year: 2019

这本书记录了一个跨越三年的侗族文化项目。在这个项目中,两位居住在上海的音乐人将来自少数民族的传统歌唱与未来主义的电子舞曲相结合。大开本的设计既是对“唱片”形式的参考和隐喻,也邀请读者花更多的时间在“阅读”侗族的独特美学细节上。书中也附上了两张同名唱片的试听二维码。在聆听的同时,书中的文本与摄影也将读者带入深藏在中国西南的静谧之地中。

 

《侗》

出版:夢廠

作者:吴善敏、程俏俏、韩涵、徐斯韡

摄影:庄严

尺寸:24 × 34 cm

页数:12页黑白,48页全彩加银色、橙色和紫色实体印刷

印数:300本

年份:2019年