EN/ 中文
HOME ARTWORKS
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
BY
Shi Jin-Hua
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
Video Performance
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
Video Performance
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
Video Performance
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
Video Performance
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
Video Performance
Spitting Johnnie - Civic Boulevard 2nd Section Project
2008
Video Performance
01 / 10

In 2008, I made several measurement-related projects when I was a resident artist at Taipei Artist Village. In one of the project, I measured the length of Civic Boulevard’s 2nd Section which was next to Taipei Artist Village. I chose Johnnie Walker Black Label, a Scotch whisky, as my measure. I held the whisky in my mouth and spat it out. The distance of my spitting was defined as “one spitting Johnnie.” I started to spit at the intersection of Civic Boulevard’s 2nd Section and Chungshan North Road, walking eastward until I reached my destination at the intersection of Hsinshen North Road. After finishing 12 bottles of whiskey, I got the result that the length of Civic Boulevard’s 2nd Section was 334 “spitting Johnnies.”

I always have a feeling that the rush hour in the early morning is the most energetic moment of Taipei City. The traffic light stops a bunch of motorcycles. Looking at the countdown signals and waiting for the traffic light to turn green, motorcyclists impatiently grip the throttle, ready to spur forward in any second. I borrow the spirit of Johnnie Walker – its logo and its slogan “keep walking” – as the metaphor of that motorcycle scene in Taipei. However, there are many police offers around the area for sobriety test. A person drinking whiskey and walking along the road shows a different style of “alcohol test.” It is an extremely surrealistic and absurd comparison to the cars and the motorcycles rushing forward at the moment when the traffic light turns green.

ARTISTS
10 artworks / 42 exhibition
Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua’s performance art works can be divided into two major categories – pen walking and measuring. When he performs the action of “pen walking,” each pen and each stroke become the metaphor of human life as well as all what they have ...
VIEW ARTIST PAGE
Shi Jin-Hua, 2010, Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 1996, Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 2004, Performance Art , Video Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 2008, Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 2004-2008, Performance Art , Video Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 2008, Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 2004, Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 1996, Performance Art
Shi Jin-Hua, 2001, Performance Art