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XU ZHEN® 徐震®
b. 2013, works and lives in Shanghai
XU ZHEN® 徐震®
single-channel video
52 minutes 3 seconds
Edition of 10

"Physique of Consciousness" is the first cultural fitness exercise ever made, initiated by MadeIn Company. It comprises movements derived from dance, gymnastics, spiritual and cultural rituals. The whole series is composed of more than two hundreds steps and moves inspired from a hundred ceremonies, worships and traditions accumulated through the History of Humanity. It combines physical and spiritual virtues, enhancing body conditions and well-being.

As dance can be a form of expression and as ritual is usually linked to civilizations, the spiritual fitness “Physique of Consciousness” reflects the diversity of human ideologies. “Physique of Consciousness” consists in ten exercises, as ten chapters, with a progression of levels from easy to hard. The whole set of exercise lasts for thirty minutes. Movements are flowing, peaceful and aesthetic, accompanied by a relaxing music.

This fitness exercise is open to any public, young people as much as elders, it has various benefits such as maintaining a healthy physical condition, strengthening muscles, joint mobility, and improving the immune system. It can also bring peace of mind, by relieving stress and providing a feeling of wellness. The diversity of the movements participate to the enhancement of memory capacity and focusing function.

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Related Exhibitions:
Proto-zone12/Syncretic Sites, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 09.05, 2023 -11.15, 2023
Physique of Consciousness, Buero, Basel, Switzerland 11.01, 2018 -12.31, 2018
Ensemble Without Organs, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba 07.07, 2016 -07.24, 2016
Art Night, Somerset House, London, UK 07.02, 2016
Unsettling Green: Focusing on a Colour, Marta Herford, Herford Germany 05.22, 2016 -08.14, 2016
Tutorial: Moving Images and A User's Guide from China, Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Italy 05.21, 2016 -06.26, 2016
From a Poem to the Sunset, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, Germany 05.01, 2015 -08.30, 2015
XU Zhen: A MadeIn Company Production, UCCA, Beijing 01.19, 2014 -04.20, 2014
Portrait of the Times, Power Station of Art, Shanghai 08.17, 2013 -11.10, 2013
ShanghART Summer Show, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 07.05, 2013 -08.26, 2013
Moving on Asia, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand 02.22, 2013 -06.16, 2013
MadeIn Company, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai 11.17, 2012 -01.02, 2013
RijksakademieLIVE #4, DasArts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 11.23, 2011 -11.24, 2011
Action of Consciousness - Space 1, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 11.12, 2011 -12.12, 2011
Living as Form, CREATIVE TIME, Essex Street Market, New York, U.S.A. 09.23, 2011 -10.18, 2011
Physique of Consciousness, Long March Space, Beijing 04.16, 2011 -06.19, 2011
Physique of Consciousness, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland 04.08, 2011 -06.19, 2011

Daimler Art Collection

Related Publication:
Moving on Asia

Related Works:
Physique of Consciousness - Book
Physique of Consciousness - Performance


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