Zhou Yan Contemporary Chinese Art Archive 周彦当代中国艺术档案

 

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Date

1995

Format

Photograph

Exhibition Event Title

Open Studio

Date of Exhibition Event

March/May 1995

Location of Exhibition Event

Beijing Art Museum, Baofang Hutong #12, Beijing, China

Materials

White cotton thread, rice paper, 20,000 needles (12cm-15cm in length), a bed, a video player, a television monitor

Dimensions

20-40 Square Meters

Description

Installation

“The Proliferation of Thread Winding (1995) features a bed from which cascade balls of wound thread, made sinister by twenty thousands steel needles embedded into the mattress.”

Guest, Luise. (2016). Half the sky. Dawes Point, NSW: Piper Press.

“The installation seemed like a metaphor of the male and female body: the implied tension of that metaphor was represented by intertwined white balls of yarn and cotton threads that flowed from the rice paper mattress down to the floor, and the suspended men’s trousers made of rice paper stuck with needles.”

Guo, Xiaoyan. (2013). “The Defiant Narratives of Lin Tianmiao.” Lin Tianmiao: bound unbound. Milan, Charta.

(Russ, Hannah '18)

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