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

 

Title

5 Hours

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Date

1993

Format

Photograph

Exhibition Event Title

Third Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group 大尾象藝術活動第三回展

Date of Exhibition Event

1993

Location of Exhibition Event

Central Hotel, Guangzhou, China

Materials

Installation (Fluorescent, watt-hour meter)

Description

This installation is majorly composed of fluorescent lamps arrayed in the shape of a standing frame (think of the frame as in televisions). The left of the glowing frame extends a straight lamp diagonally; the end of the extended "arm" is another circular lamp. The right of the frame extends as well a straight lamp; however, it reaches to the opposite direction as its left counterpart. Placed within the illuminated frame is a hand-written sign, which indicates time on a specific date (two arrows are also included in the sign). Surrounding the enlightened installation are numerous cords. They are promiscuously enveloping the frame and are connected to a "control desk" at the left of the installation. CHEN ShaoXiong sits behind the "control desk", of which is located near the entrance of a bar. "5 Hours" in the title of the work refers to the maximum time the bar allows CHEN ShaoXiong to remain by its entrance (Sanderson, "Chen ShaoXiong", Art Review, 2016, Available on https://artreview.com/ara-autumn-2016-chen-shaoxiong/). (Jerry Wu'23).

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