Lijiang Studio’s residency at Lashihai is in the town of Hainan, on the south end of Lashi lake. The residency is immediately adjacent to a local family’s house, to whom we are very closely connected. Because of this particular situation we are interested in work that can be relevant both here and elsewhere.


Mara Goldman and Maxfield Gassman created the Book of Static, tuning in to the coughs and licks of chants and rants and chatter and babble, the fade-ins and -outs of lilting songs and brash drums, the jetplane hum that we later understood was jamming...

Annie Rollins made experiments with shadow puppets for puppet shows to be performed in ghost towns.

Yung Chang worked on the script for his next film Eggplant, and treated residents and neighbors to a screening of his recent film, The Gatekeeper.

Rokko Juhasz and Nancy Liu organized Only Time Casts Shadows, a performance encounter culminating in the burial of a time capsule holding traces of the invited artist's performances.

Madeline Finn has been painting the people, objects, landforms, and conversations she has encountered at the studio.

And on August 13th, 2016 we once again danced the Qilin dance at the studio. local painter Mu Wenzhang finished a pair of Qilin themed murals at the entrance to the studio.





Mara Goldman和Maxfield Gassman在作品《静电之书》中,调试自己组装的天线,接收着咳嗽声、丝丝念诵、絮语、唠叨和牢骚,断断续续的歌声、击鼓声、喷气式飞机的轰鸣声……随后我们才明白,他们是在玩信号干扰。

Annie Rollins探索皮影戏的可能,准备日后在“鬼城”里上演。


Rokko Juhasz和刘南茜组织了“只有时间留下影子”行为艺术遭遇群展。最终,参展艺术家行为的蛛丝马迹被封入“时间囊”,埋藏在地下。

人、物、地貌和对话,Madeline Finn把自己在工作室的遭遇画进了画里。









The Lashihai residency currently has 4 small double private bedrooms, and a dormitory with 4 beds. The residency has a shared kitchen and eating area, two showers, two sinks, and a special dry composting toilet. As it occupies a traditional family dwelling, living and working space has limited privacy. Meals are provided, as is wireless internet. 

The studio spaces are shared as part of this traditional three-building dwelling. There are a lot of odds and ends but currently not much special equipment. We do have bicycles. If you have specific questions about working, please get in touch.

Program Fees

Artists pay for their own airfare, internal transportation in China, appropriate insurance, production or project expenses. Lijiang Studio provides food, accommodation, and a certain amount of facilitation.

STAFF/ Contact us:

Jay Brown, who is the founder, facilitator and director of the program, can be reached at  j a y b r o w n 7 7 at  m a c dot c o m

Frog Wing, artist and program manager at the studio, can be reached at  t he p a r h e l i a at g m a i l dot c o m// (CN) (+86)1-868-799-6401

He Hengguang (a.k.a. ErGe) is producer/ facilitator/ farmer, and can be reached at: (CN)(+86) 1-317-077-9572。和恒光 (二油)在丽江工作室当农民艺术家和制作人。

He Xuemei is facilitator, farmer, and cook. 和雪梅在丽江工作室当农民,妈妈,厨师。

Lijiang Studio, a not-for-profit cultural organization, is registered as the Lijiang Studio Foundation in Rhode Island, USA.