ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Suspects No.4
ZHANG QING 章清
2011
Whiteboard, C-print, Marker pen, Magnet
122(H)*180(W)*2.5cm
ZQ_8516

Invented by the artist, Suspects was virtually a game similar to that of "police and suspects". For videoing and monitoring, ZHANG Qing installed cctv systems in EU Pavillion and British Pavillion in Shanghai Expo, Shanghai Metro (People' Square Station) and Buckingham Palace. Putting himself in view from surveillance room, the artist could arbitrarily doubt anyone appearing in these images, based on one's activity, outfit or simply momentary perception fleeting across the mind of surveillant, targeting at any innocence, sensitively and imaginatively. He developed his deduction on whiteboard from video snapshots, decisively judged one as a "suspect", reaching conclusion about the crime he was about to commit, and finally deployed a thorough plan of arresting. The process of Suspects being generated appears absurd, which however reminds us of retrospection on rights enjoyed by "surveillants". The reality that "everyone in fact remains exposed to suspicion of privileged surveillants" is rendered as certainly as existence of this very artpiece.

Related Exhibitions:
cctv-Solo Exhibition of ZHANG Qing ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 12.18, 2011 -02.05, 2012


Related Works:
ZQ_2138
Suspects No.2
ZQ_8730
Suspects No.1
ZQ_5514
Suspects No.3