March 25, 2012

Wang Jun will stand on a scale for 1 month as a work of art called "Keep Fit Deal 15."

He intends to lose 16+ pounds but also to constitute "a metaphor of the current inflated era which should lose some weight." He says: "In this materialistic age, in the era of pleasure-seeking and greed, all things are inflated infinitely, slowly lose the beautiful and clear origins."

His performance will appear on line via web cam, and he will not leave the scale even to go to the bathroom. I suppose that too is a metaphor, but it's hard to say what it represents.

19 comments:

David said...

Is this New Age bullshit, or just mainstream bullshit? Does it matter? Is any worse than the economic bullshit that is leading us to the edge of that cliff? Why are we so inundated with bullshit?

edutcher said...

I appreciate the metaphor and all, but it's gonna get ugly.

And keep in mind this is Red China this is happening in, supposedly the ones who are going to take over.

MadisonMan said...

I can't help but think of yesterday's post about the North Korean.

ed said...

Sounds like someone who ran out of ideas.

Next up: online porn as art.

MadisonMan said...

online porn as art.

Didn't Koons do this already when he was married to the porn star?

Anga2010 said...

I don't believe he will stand continually on the scale for a month. I'm an art denialist!

kcom said...
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kcom said...

"I'm an art denialist!"

I can't remember, who is secretly bankrolling the art denialist movement with the big bucks? Make sure you get yours.

Anga2010 said...

I'm getting my .007 digit income from the Koch brothers!

wyo sis said...

Ugly thought, but doesn't waste weigh something?

EDH said...

With his weight permanently displayed on the monitor, a web-cam will live-stream his project online where he will interact with the public and won't even leave the scale for food or bathroom breaks.

That's one "scale that will fall from my eyes". Acts 9:18

Mutaman said...
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ricpic said...

When he regains the weight, as he inevitably will, will that make him a capitalist running dog? Well, will it? I lack the will to reign in the will to write will. Oh well.

Geoff Matthews said...

I hate performance art.

Jimmy said...

Hey, ev'rybody Wang Jun tonight!

Thorley Winston said...

Is he actually standing on a scale (as in maintaining a constant vertical position solely under his own power) or just staying on a scale?

Rusty said...

His performance will appear on line via web cam, and he will not leave the scale even to go to the bathroom. I suppose that too is a metaphor, but it's hard to say what it represents.



That's no gonna be pleasant.

EMD said...

I can't help but think of yesterday's post about the North Korean.

Amen.

David-2 said...

It means some self-identifying "artists" think that any kind of shit is art.

(Maybe most of them.)