Wenhua Shi Water WalkMechanical Eye Microcinema Presents Wenhua Shi – Water Walk

Wenhua Shi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at UMass Boston. Originally trained as a doctor in China, Wenhua departed from the medical field and began working in radio and TV in his hometown of Wuhan. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art in Film from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2009 he graduated with an MFA from Art Practice at the University of California at Berkeley.

His works have been screened or exhibited at Pacific Film Archive, Black Maria Film Festival, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, The National Museum of Film, Photography and Television (UK), Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, Denver Contemporary Museum of Art, Beijing Film Academy, Berlin International Directors Lounge, The Jack Kerouac School of Naropa University, and dozens of international film festivals, including Rotterdam, Hamburg, Bradford, and Mexico City. West Bund 2013: a Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary art, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, International Arte Laguna Prize, Finalists Exhibition, The Arsenale of Venice in Italy.

Wenhua Shi is a 2015 Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the Arts.



What: Wenhua Shi Artist Talk
When: Friday, November 11, 2016, 5-6pm
Where: THE BLOCK off biltmore, 39 S Market St, Asheville
Details: Join us for a drink and discussion with multimedia artist, Wenhua Shi. Wenhua’s time based media work incorporates experimental techniques in film, video, animation, interactive installation, and live performance. He will be discussing his artistic practice.
Cost: $10 sliding scale donation – includes a beer or soft drink from THE BLOCK off biltmore


What: Water Walk – Video Work by Wenhua Shi
When: Friday, November 11, 2016, 7pm
Where: The Refinery, 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville
Details: 10 years of videos by Wenhua Shi – artist present for introduction and Q&A!
Cost: $5 suggested donation


What: Projection Mapping with Wenhua Shi
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 11am-3pm
Where: The Refinery, 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville
Details: Join visiting artist, Wenhua Shi, as he leads a projection mapping workshop!
Want to learn projection mapping (for your installation) but don’t know where to start? We will teach you! The workshop will show participants the essential design fundamentals of video projecting and mapping. Projection mapping is a technique of projecting animation/video onto a three dimensional surface. Participants will learn the basics of video mapping software.

This workshop is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to develop projection mapping projects for future events, art installations, and performances.
*Please bring a laptop if you have one you’d like to use for projection mapping!
Cost: $60 (sponsorships available for those with financial barriers to participation)
Registration: www.mechanicaleyecinema.org


This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The MAP is proud to sponsor these events.