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Following the body experiment project at Luxelakes A4 Art Museum in Chengdu (2018), Chen Qiulin and the contemporary dancer Zheng Yuanyuan collaborated again, moving the experiment from Chengdu to Chongqing. Working with Chongqing local dance students, the project “With Light With Shadow (2019)” fully taps into the humankind’s collective relationships and dynamics through body movements, approaching it through the lens of dance. The video unfolds in a group dance with a sharp, piercing and story-like sound effect. Through the simple action of “exchanging objects”, the relationship between people in the video is changing – from strange and awkward, to entangled and merged – culminating into a collective process climax. “With Light With Shadow (2019)” is also a powerful question raised by artist Chen about identity mapping, physical distance and interdependence of people in our contemporary society.