& Performative workshop – Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms: Legends in Human World
& Panel Discussion
Jun 11th, 1-3 PM, with Mountain River Jump! and Rui Lin
SLEEPCENTER, 9 Monroe St., Bsmt, New York
Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms: Legends in Human World
Mountain River Jump! has chosen 49 Chinese animal idioms from common Chinese dictionary, illustrated them into 49 divinatory cards. We appropriate through methods that our ancestors used to describe ideology and humanity using animal idioms as metaphor. Origin of this method can be found in Zhou Yi. These 49 cards can be distributed into 7 groups, from the dragon’s nine distinguished sons to 48 Time flies like a golden crow and runs like a jade rabbit, including different stages of personal growth. Divinatory cards are common in human culture, while Tarot Cards are the most common find in popular culture.