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Nature Series No.24, 25
LIANG SHAOJI 梁绍基
1999
Multi-channel video
single channel video  (x 2 pieces) | No. 24 5 minutes 25 seconds | No. 25 5 minutes 36 seconds
Edition of 8 + 2AP
LSJU029

In 1999 Liang Shaoji made a video of himself walking barefoot on metal shavings, because he wanted to feel what the silkworms felt as they were crawling over them. (In 1992 Liang started to research how to make silkworms weave on metal shavings). He got a full truckload of shavings and spread them in the factory’s courtyard. The factory workers were his public.
Liang: “I didn’t expect it to be so incredibly painful. The smaller the shavings, the more painful they were. There was no way out, no way to escape the pain except to go forward until I reached the end of the courtyard. I had to go to the hospital afterwards. During that performance I felt like any human being in distress who has no way to give up or to get out of the situation he is in, and still you have to go on living ...”



Preview Online 24
Preview Online 25

Detail pictures:

Nature Series No.24
Nature Series No.25

Video Clips:

Related Exhibitions:
Liang Shaoji, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 12.12, 2009 -03.07, 2010


Related Texts:
Natural Series No.25 TEXT 2008


Related Works:
LSJU020
Nature Series No. 24, 25