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An installation by Xu Bing at the British Museum: Background Story 7

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Uploaded on May 19, 2011

Discover the secrets behind this shadow-and-light box installation by contemporary artist Xu Bing, inspired by a Chinese painting in the Museum's collection. Xu Bing's installation at the British Museum is 5 metres tall and is made using materials such as hemp fibres, dry plants, corn husks, crumpled paper and debris sourced from sites across London.

Background Story 7 is on display until 10 July 2011. Find out more: http://bit.ly/kXXKW8

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