Inside the brick



 
"Inside the Bricks" is a solo exhibition I am organising for myself. The site of my exhibition is below the new flagship building of the RCA, and the entrance to the space is Bento, a new place that I have détournement* out of. Foucault says : "The museum is a heterotopia not because it contains different objects, nor because it contains or juxtaposes different times, but rather because it presents a more profound kind of difference: the difference between objects and concepts".This hybrid venue of the Bento and RCA that I have imagined just like Albert Meister's reverie of the Pompidou underground*, we all want these locations to be a site of refusal and a staging ground from which revolution tout court might be launched.

A technique developed in the 1950s by the Letterist International.

Luca Frei - <The so-called utopia of the centre beaufort>



Artist’works this space has quoted:

Lang Jingshan's photographs depicting Chinese landscapes using multiple exposures of black and white film.

Wolfgang Peuker's painting 'On the outer wall' depicting East German construction workers.

Karsten Födinger's concrete sculptures and many more.

The TV in the restaurant shows news of boris johnson's visiting estate developer, where he is tutored by construction workers in laying bricks.

The word “spectacle“ is sound as “landscape“ in Chinese, and when translated alphabetically spectacle becomes strange scenery, thus showing the arrogance and prejudice between different languages and cultures. As with the menu I have designed, is full of oriental misinterpretations from Western dining, but still fulfils a certain amount of people, just as foreigners think of Chinese food as a combination of fried rice and fortune cookies.


At the back end of Bento's kitchen is the entrance to the exhibition, where the stairway is plastered with posters of prostitutes from the different countries that inspired me to make the artist's card.








Still life

These 12 still life photographs were taken when I was cleaning up a closed factory. The factory was previously a metal printing factory, which had been in the area for over 100 years, and because of the epidemic had to merge the two factories into one. My boss needed enough space for shelves in order to have enough capacity for the food logistic, so he sent me to clear out the objects. These photos are my souvenir photos of them.












“The most expensive thing in the UK is manpower”

"The most expensive thing in Britain is manpower," was a phrase my boss used to tell me, followed by the next line, "That's why the company has to develop all-rounders, be glad you're in the position you are." The language was compelling and I knew it was a tactic he was using for the benefit of the company, ostensibly to make the employees themselves feel rehired, but in reality to continually squeeze the surplus value out of them.










Me and Bricks

The raw materials of bricks are extracted from mountain stone; architectures in the urban landscape are built from one bricks to another. The building was given the name of an organisation or institution All those buildings begets our society. 














A nail art for Auntie Wong

 the spectacle creates a simulacra that pervades people's everyday lives through cultural facilities. The revolution is then to destroy the spectacle, to expose the alienated nature of it and to construct a real situations of existence.















Central Art District

Central Art District a project which I seek to provide a solution for the growing population of art practitioners in China, I have designed a possible habitat for artists in China. It is a place designated to bring the scattered art community on the edge of the city back to the heart of the city: the whole community is looming over the central business district, growing ruggedly like a mountain near the skyscrapers. I rewrite the original syntax of cities by overlaying the urban landscape with natural landscape, referring to the mobility-inverse Geometry through walls and across urban depths mentioned by Chief Aviv Kochavi of Israel Defence Forces, in the hopes that this will provide urban planners a new logic and perspective.


Walking through walls: Soldiers as architects in theIsraeli/Palestinian conflict Radical Philosophy, 136 (March/April, 2006), pp. 8-22














                                         

Precarious workers as artist


Screening Room is on -1 floor
 
This short film documanting my six-month non-studio art production, and how I find myself shifting between immaterial art labor and material labor as an asian man. 

 

Mark