“Project Person” is an art project initiated by outsider Chinese artist YANG Licai in 2008. As part of his life and his art, Project Person creates an essential conversation between a man and his world. As a form of sonic poetry or social sculpture, it emphasises insubstantial sounds which occur but are never uttered, an inner listening not related to auditory organs but with sustained effects that carry on long after leaving a particular time and space. It is the sound of a wild person, finding other persons in a people’s world.
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YANG Licai is an outsider artist and noisemaker from Panjin, Liaoning Province, now living and working in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. He employs natural or readymade materials from his surroundings, using the environment and context as media for art activities such as sound poetry, social sculpture, performance, visual art, total art, field recordings and poetry, as well as the curation of diverse art and cultural spaces.
He is the founder of Sugar Jar studio in Beijing (2003-ongoing), and in 2018 he began Wabi Studio in Shenzhen.