Working Out|锻炼 (2016)

Performance& Video; Dimensions Variable

People said, an emperor and a beggar are the same in bath, which might imply a sense of equality for the body. But in reality, different values and social attributes have been imposed on the body according to people’s different status. While both workers and gym trainers use their body as their main medium of work, they have received very different responses. In 2016, I spent some time in a factory producing machines that produce machines to observe and study the movement involved in their work. The end result is an exercise developed and evolved from their movement, trying to reform this petrified reality and understanding of body through choreography and re-contextualisation of bodily movement.