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XU ZHEN 徐震
b. 1977, works and lives in Shanghai

XU ZHEN 徐震
1999
Multi-channel video
3 Channel
8 minutes 32 seconds
Edition of 5
XZ08

In “From Inside the Body” (1999) viewers sit before three video monitors in a room outfitted with a single couch: The central screen shows the same couch, empty; the left-hand screen shows a man, and the right-hand screen, a woman. While the middle image remains static, the man and the woman begin to sniff the air, as if suddenly aware of an aroma. They smell themselves, stripping off their clothes to locate the source of this intoxicating scent. Finally, in their underwear, they walk off camera only to reappear together on the central screen, where they sit on the couch and start to sniff each other. During the course of the video piece, an aroma is released in the room, as if inviting viewers to mimic the actions on-screen.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Our Future Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing 07.19, 2008 -10.12, 2008
Art for Sale Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai 04.10, 1999 -04.25, 1999


Collections
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation


Related Texts:
From Inside the Body TEXT 2008


Related Publication:
Avatars and Antiheroes: A Guide to Contemporary Chinese Artists


Related Works:
XZ07
From inside the body


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