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Hugging Project
2004
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Shi Jin-Hua
Hugging Project
2004
,Document,Video Performance,mixed media
111x216cm, 111x168cm, 42x29.7cm
Hugging Project
2004
,Document,Video Performance,mixed media
111x216cm, 111x168cm, 42x29.7cm
Hugging Project
2004
,Document,Video Performance,mixed media
111x216cm, 111x168cm, 42x29.7cm
Hugging Project
2004
,Document,Video Performance,mixed media
111x216cm, 111x168cm, 42x29.7cm
Hugging Project
2004
,Document,Video Performance,mixed media
111x216cm, 111x168cm, 42x29.7cm
Hugging Project
2004
,Document,Video Performance,mixed media
111x216cm, 111x168cm, 42x29.7cm
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Hugging Project is to measure the bodies of thirteen international resident artists at MoMA PS1 between 2003 and 2004 with arm-hugging. The resident artists and I are hugging each other with both arms, marking the scales by pressing the inside of the left arm with right-hand nail. After the hugging, I use a marker to mark the measurement and ask the artists to write down their names. The process is repeated after I finish measuring the bodies of all these artists. In the end, I film my left arm and hug myself with my both arms, pressing hard and creating a mark on my back with the nails of my both hand. I ask someone else to mark the measurement with a marker and write down my name. I also film this process. Therefore, the measure of the bodies of all the resident artists at PS1 is recorded on my body.

Friendship can hardly be measured, but I want to create a visual document of the year I spent with these artist friends. However, the mark of every hug ironically implies Taiwan’s diplomatic isolation and ideological division.

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 ...
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