Name: anny zhao
Organisation: PIEN NEW ART MEDIA
What first triggered your interest in environmental issues?
i was grown up in beijing, i never recognised before how dirty beijing was. the first day i moved to vienna, i saw the blue sky and feel the fresh air. that was the first time, i wanna try to do something for beijing`s environment.after few years, i saw the documentation from us vice president al gore. since then i tried to improve the environment by myself and tried to educate my friends to love the earth.
What are you working on, concerned by, or motivated by at the moment?
i am working on my own project now, called open eyes 2010. an audio-visual tour through china big cities, try to tell them that they can improve their world by themself. i also add green touch inside to make young people be awared abt our earth. according to that visual (VJ) art is my core business, i am concerned by all stuff abt visual and eyes and my motivation now is to get the tour through china with help from friends and my own effort. to tell them stage design and visual can be different, can spare energy and more colorful.
What do you anticipate working on, or thinking about, in relation to environmental issues over the next 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years?
i want to make a kind of environmental visual tour next year in 2011 in china. to tour with the participants through china, tell everyone how they can use energy more efficiently and how they can make their own environment more beautiful and comfortable. to save the earth and protect animals.
How optimistic or pessimistic are you as you look at where we might be in 2020, and why?
i am pessimistic abt this issue...the current situation isnt optimistic at all, hope we can change it by our own effort but i think we might to encourage more ppl to have the awareness to protect the air, animal and water.
Tell your story in your own words.
my story is simple and short. i was grown up in china, moved to vienna since my 14. birthday. i attended a tourism school in austria and studied corporate governance with e-business. made my master degree in 2008. started with my own business in china with vj art...will try to work hard to make the world more colorful, like our slogan for this year: visualizing the art, colorizing the life.
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