World Premiere of Dazu Rock Carvings

April 24, 2022  18:32  |  News

According to the Academy of Dazu Rock, after nearly two years of planning and production, the Dazu Rock Carvings micro-videos are soon to be released globally.

As the only world cultural heritage in Chongqing and one of the important cultural symbols of Chongqing, the Dazu Rock Carvings are hailed as the last masterpiece in the history of human grotto art. They are famed for their grand scale, exquisite carvings, diverse themes, rich connotations, and well-preserved cultural relics.

World Premiere of Dazu Rock Carvings

Baoding Mountain of Dazu Rock Carvings. Photo – Luo Guojia ©

“The Academy of Dazu Rock Carvings is responsible for the protection, management, research, and rational use of the Dazu Rock Carvings.” Li Fangyin, Director of the Academy of Dazu Rock Carvings, introduced that the Academy is devoted to publicizing and displaying the artistic appeal and humanistic spirit of the Dazu Rock Carvings to the world. The Academy is speeding up its progress towards becoming a world-renowned research institute.

The series starts with “If the Dazu Rock Carvings Were a Stage Play,” which gives an all-around interpretation of Dazu Rock Carvings from a new perspective. The video “Sharing Dazu Rock Carvings with the World” brings together the compilers of the book Complete Works of the Dazu Rock Carvings to share the aspirations and stories of those who have been caring for and supporting the research of Dazu Rock Carvings.

A micro-video producer said, “It took us more than a year to prepare for filming the micro-video. We tried to observe the time-honoured Dazu Rock Carvings from the perspective of an expert, a tourist, a video producer, and even a stranger to introduce these statues to the audience with our shots and words.” In the video, scholars, and experts who compiled the Complete Works of the Dazu Rock Carvings said, “Grottoes are weathering. The information they carry is disappearing with time. That makes me distressed… We, the archaeologists, are responsible for protecting and promoting Dazu Rock Carvings…. We want to share Dazu Rock Carvings with the world and make more people aware of them.”




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