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HU JIEMING 胡介鸣
b. 1957, works and lives in Shanghai

HU JIEMING 胡介鸣
1996
Single-channel video
Frame: Plexiglass, 14inch IPS Screen
22.8(H)*33.2(W)*15cm 5 minutes 26 seconds
Edition of 3
HJM_5584

Related to the Physiological State borrowed oscillogram of heart and breath from a patient in a hospital. The curve moving on top demonstrated the heartbeat and that on bottom revealed the breath. Covered with stave printed on a transparent sheet, the vibrating lines passed through the centre of the screen and their positions on stave became consequently recognizable to pianist who then played these notes as a piece of music. The video was made initially alluding to the relationship between consciousness and unconsciousness, as well as culture and physiological state.

I got the vibration oscillograun of a patient's hearth and breath for 5'20'' in the hospital.
Overlap the selected oscillogram with the staves.
Set the notes in the saves according to the vibration of the heart and breath.
A pianist played according to "the notes on the staves."

Related to the Physiological State has been exhibited in Chinese Video Art Communication Exhibition (1997, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing), Living in Time, 29 Contemporary Artists from China (2001, National galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany) and Time Lapse (2010, Center PasquART, Biel, Switzerland).

Related Exhibitions:
New Start: The 3rd Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art (BCA) The Sea World Culture and Arts Centre, Culture and Arts Centre, Shenzhen 11.15, 2019 -12.03, 2019
The Unknown Future-Hebei International Visual Art Experimental Exhibition NIU Art Space, Shijiazhuang 10.29, 2017 -03.29, 2018
Reciprocal Enlightenment CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 01.14, 2017 -02.17, 2017



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