Paperplane (The livings)
A way of traveling through the museum space: blow away an empty art description paper and follow it around.
Visitors tend to approach the description paper in a different way to the exhibited artworks or the museum space. The approach is physical and alters the kind of connection visitors have to the space and the exhibits.
While following the description paper, which is sailing randomly through the exhibition space, only forced to the ground by its body weight and the smoothness of the paper flow, the ‘viewer’ takes a different course through the space.
Documentation: Dominik Galleya
Performance & Video / 2017
- A series of performance work for the art space
In the series, The livings, Jianan Qu performs in the blank spaces that surround art works. In so doing he asks: Could the act of observing art be turned into art itself? What makes the art space perform? How can we approach the accompanying descriptive text in these spaces?
This rethinking of the space for art is not only conceptual, but also physical and visual. By providing artistic answers to theoretical questions with the works screening, view/ers, paperplane, Jianan Qu opens up new areas for understanding, alongside possible misunderstandings, that relate to the white cube.