CornPuf Performance @ IFP Studio
CornPuf performance rehearsal at IFP Studio, an edible spatial drawing.
Went to visit WuangGuang Xu in his studio, we saw some work of him in Taikang Gallery in Chaochangdi. In march Xu, Tianji, Wuzhou, me and more will organize an exhibition together.
Small talk: a wind, a flock, a flicker, and a long and winding corn-puff
Halfway up the clouds standing on a thread my time here will come to an end, just a day before the world itself.
I would like to invite you for a intimate presentation: a peek into found inspirations, everyday objects and bigger things to come. All will be led by some tangible objects, anecdotes, experiments, and an edible sculpture.
Small street interventions made of suspended magnifying glasses that focus light of their surroundings. (2/5)
Some times you find a material somewhere unexpected. While eating a delicious meal I got fascinated by the texture of the single-use tablecloth that was used on our table. Partly paper, partly plastic strangely light and soft, extremely thin yet textured.
I had to ask if I could take one. To take home, I tried to explain, not to have a new one on the table. Strange foreigners they must have thought.
For SaYiZheng I made two works, this is one:
Two puddles of liquids where poored out in a dark street. People who passed by would get one of the liquids on there shoes or tires and so accidently mix the one liquid with the other. When the two different liquids from the two puddles come in contact their mix lights up. A soft trail of glowing footsteps would emerge crossed trough with tire tracks. The light up trails slowly disappear or get relighted by new footsteps.
For SaYiZheng I made two works this one of them
Focus #1 (of 5)
A magnifying Glass suspended with fishing wires hangs in such a way that it creates an upside down projection of a brightly lit object. In this case a streetlight.
Tianji and me like to take a stroll trough the neighborhood at night. When night falls it is extremely quiet out here. The hutongs have very few streetlights but are often brightly lit by the moon. We peak trough the curtains that have lights behind them. Mostly revealing sleeping people. A whole family in their storefront. Mom and dad between the packed goods in the isle and the kids on top of the racks containing dry goods. The camper I lived in is bigger then the houses and stores whole families live in. Or seven construction workers in one big bunk bed; Strangely comforting and unsettling. Some are deeply asleep while others watch a movie on a dvd player closely cramped together.
SaYiZheng 撒癔症: a stroll, a dream, a seizure, a cold night
in the hutongs. An exhibition.
One that takes place away from remote art districts, whitewashed walls of institutions, deserted month-long programs, and away from the light of day.
The local Beijing slang “sa yi zheng,” or “throwing a fit” refers to aimless wanderings in the night. Derived from a disorder similar to sleepwalking, patients may experience temporary hysteria in their sleep and wake up without any knowledge of the happenings throughout the night.
Let’s sleepwalk our way into this dream within the hutongs, these hutongs within dreams. See it before you wake up.
SaYiZheng is a one night exhibition with Chinese and international artists in Doujiao Hutong and surroundings. 2012. 11. 23 Friday 21:00
Supported by Institute For Provocation and Star Gallery