The Sixth Day
documentary of the opening performance, single-channel video, 28 minutes
History is created and constructed by humans. Art, as the impetus of human development, is not a byproduct of social development but a basic element of the society as it embodies two major needs of human beings: actual needs and imagination. I set up a space where I combined PVC pipes, wide-angle lenses, plastic fabric and searching lights together. Through open casting call for amateur actors, I invited six ordinary people of different ages and professions to come to the exhibition space. I want to present the samples that embody the lives of contemporaries and transfer their conversations to the space, creating a new space for communication and interaction. Though we only had five days for rehearsals, we gathered together to exchange the fragmentation of contemporary life and extract surprising findings from the contingency, challenging common sense and imagining new possibilities. Although the sixth day may not exist and will be the day that will never come, we constructed an organism with perfect balance, in which we created new collective memory and imagination, with our collaborative teamwork.