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One Liter Walking
2004
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Shi Jin-Hua
One Liter Walking
2004
Video Performance
One Liter Walking
2004
Video Performance
One Liter Walking
2004
Video Performance
One Liter Walking
2004
Video Performance
One Liter Walking
2004
Video Performance
One Liter Walking
2004
Video Performance
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When I was a resident artist at PS1, New York between 2003 and 2004, I made a series of artworks about measurement. One Liter Walking was one of them. I fully emptied my bladder at the intersection of 96th Street and Riverside Drive. At the same location, I drank one liter water, walking toward downtown New York along West End Avenue and Eleventh Avenue until I had to urinate again. When I reached West 45th Street, which was close to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, my bladder could not hold it any longer, so I walked toward a donut truck to get the liquid out of my body. The physical limitation of the performance marks the starting point and the end of the measurement. Through one liter water, I measure the metabolism inside my body as well as the distance my body has moved in the city. The liquid circulated in the body and the movement within a space (the city) creates an intertextual implication. Therefore, the distance I have walked in New York on that Sunday can be defined as “the distance of one liter water running through my body.”

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10 artworks / 42 exhibition
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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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