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Body Containers comes to life in London


 

 

 

Body Container comes to life in London
knitted shredded travel maps, 155cm H, 2012
ART HK12, Pekin Fine Arts booth, 16 - 20 May 2012

Body Container comes to life in London, 2012
Color High-Definition video
Single-channel
8 minutes 6 seconds
performed by Movana Mhen, filmed by James Vyner

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The video records Hong Kong artist Movana Chen's performance wearing a body sculpture knitted with Travel Maps and performed in London. From reading, shredding and traveling into various cities, the artist share intimate stories of the books and lives of ciy dwellers. The reconstructed paper pieces represent wishes, and are transformed into shreds of meaning of daily life. By exploring different ways "to wear" one's identity, to experiement and to perform with the "Body Container", Movana's artistic process connects with stranger's lives in a meaningful way.