trust & confusion

Listening Session by Pan Daijing

trust & confusion

Echo, Moss and Spill

Pan Daijing, listening session two, and artist conversation with curator Xue Tan

Tino Sehgal

Songs of Ambivalence: A Performative Reading by Serene Hui

Mirrors, trust & confusion

Remain Calm (Air氣) (2021)

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine by Mette Edvardsen

Listening Session by Pan Daijing

Date & Time

24 Jun 2021 9:30pm–10:30pm


JC Contemporary


Free of charge


Observing nature's cycles and the importance of rituals, trust & confusion includes not only the rhythms of day and night in the exhibition space but also special presentations and releases at each full moon—when the tides are the deepest and the forest the nosiest.

On the occasion of the Strawberry full moon on 24 June, trust & confusion will have a special presentation with its exhibiting artist. The artist and composer Pan Daijing (b. Guiyang, China, 1991; lives in Berlin) extends her practice in trust & confusion—where her work installed at the spiral staircase leading up to the exhibition lures visitors on a sonic journey based on the act of voicing—with a special listening session. This event forges an experiential ambience rich with sonic tension; the work is part of Pan’s project that transforms and extends into other spaces and durations, with the finale presentation in the form of a performance-exhibition later this year.

Artist Bio

Pan Daijing

Pan Daijing (b. Guiyang, China, 1991) is a Berlin-based artist and composer. Her performance-based practice explores modes of storytelling across sound, movement, the architectural environment and moving image. Drawing on the capacity of music to exceed the limits of language, her work communicates sonic, physical, and psychological depths, seeking a means of connection beyond the human condition. Her compositional method is based on extensive improvisation with analogue synthesizers and the human voice as well as deconstruction of instruments and field recordings. Exploring the sphere of psychoacoustics and opera, she uses both recording techniques and live performance to expand the listening experience and challenge the understanding of music as an art form. Her work is often developed in conversation with architectural space, pressurising the boundaries between forms to create enveloping, sensory experiences for audiences to enter and inhabit.

Pan Daijing’s artworks have been exhibited internationally, at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2021); The 13th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2021); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2020); Tate Modern, London (2019); Biennale of Moving Image Geneva (2018). She has also performed at Barbican Centre, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin among many others. She has released two full-length album Jade (2021) and Lack (2017).