In June 2009 Janis Claxton visited China on a British Council Connections Through Culture Grant. Humanimal Beijing was a collaboration with Janis Claxton and Shu Yang Artistic Director of the DaDao Live Art Festival. 7 performers lay inside the enclosures in the gallery floor for 2 hours while gallery visitors stumbled upon them and observed their behavior.
Director: Janis Claxton
Performer: Janis Claxton, Shi Jingxin, Xiao Ke, Lian Guodong, Lei Yan,
Zhao Xiaosheng, YB Chao
Date: 27th June 2009, 4 pm
Venue: 798 Space, 798 Art Zone (No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang
District, Beijing, China)
Supported by China-UK Connections through Culture, The School of the Arts & Communication of Beijing Normal University, 798 Space