Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum: 1. The Team/The Spot

Thursday 11 – Friday 12 January 2018, 12-6pm

The Team/The Spot is the first in a series of 6 workshops, each lasting 2 days, as part of Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum.

This is a collective project and curriculum led by artist Marguerite Humeau on architecture, design, sculpture, and the quest for eternal life… The project takes as a starting point China’s first Emperor Qin (259-210 BC) and the finely crafted and engineered mausoleum he commissioned for himself. To this day it hasn’t been excavated and remains ridden with myths. Marguerite Humeau invites participants to collectively rebuild and bury a version of the mausoleum, using contemporary materials and local natural resources, and to keep the Emperor alive! She has gathered experts from the fields of architecture, botany and embalming to work with us over 6 workshops.

Session 1: The Team/The Spot
Who is the Emperor? Who are the artisans? Who are the warriors? Where will we keep the Emperor alive? Where will we bury the mausoleum? In this workshop led by Marguerite Humeau and guest artist and designer Maki Suzuki, we will start building the framework for the project, defining and disrupting roles, and choosing the best location for the burial.

Read more about the overall project and future sessions here.