Recorded on 15 November 2014. In this durational performance, Chengdu Artist Zhou Bin sits on a chair in the space, leaving one empty opposite him. With his eyes closed, in silence and with no performance breaks, he methodically, ritualistically and meditatively picks up a pearl from the bowl that sits in his lap, throwing each one against one of the gallery walls. The bowl contains thousands of pearls, each representing one day spent with his wife. When the pearls are finished, the public was asked to help re-collect the pearls with the artist.
Zhou Bin is one of the best known performance artists in China. After he has graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, he took part in the artistic communities of Old Summer Palace and Songzhuang in Beijing. He now lives and works in Chengdu, China. Zhou Bin has created more than 50 performances that he has been taking around the world. He has recently founded “Micro Body Language”, the first “body art” festival in China.
Transnational Dialogues 2014 - http://transnationaldialogues.eu/td-2014/final-event-europe/transnational-dialogues-maxxi