‘Same But Different’

Nice piece by Stuart Ian Burns on his Feeling Listless blog where he links the works of Wang Peng in the Tate’s Chinese art exhibition with the Lars Tunbj√∂rk’s Office exhibition at Open Eye which finished on Thursday.

The other piece is Passing Through which plays on two screens, running concurrently films recorded ten years apart. In each Peng literally takes a line for a walk. Using a specially prepared jacket, he drifts through the streets of New York and Bejing, loosing a long thin piece of chord from his hole in his back. It’s simpler to watch than describe, but practically what happens is that a long piece of silk is pulled across roads and wraps itself around lamp posts and traffic lights, cars and even people.

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