"11071.9600114143 km" Liu Guangyun Solo Exhibition
Germany, Kempen city, Von Behring Street No.11 and Shanghai, Jufeng Road 1589, House 210 are two home addresses for artist Liu Guangyun, which crossed through in a time frame of 19 years. During these years his individual experience was tremendously enriched, being stretched between these 2 points.
In this time he travelled for- and backwards countless times – however not a single time differently than by air. The jet lag, created by the speed of the airplane and the self rotation of the earth, gave him quite a lot of trouble and often made him doubt the confirmation of time and distance.
Liu found a terrestial route on earth connecting the 2 addresses, starting point being my house gate door, passing through each country, each city, each single road, being part of this route. Its length is 1107.9600114143 km.
After confirming the route line the surrounding background of the earth was erased, completely eliminating the possibility of getting lost on a wrong route. This real existing route line became an abstract and pure line - thus having no relevance for any other person apart from himself.
This long line was video installed at a fixed location and is moving from one end to the other end at a speed of 120 km per hour. Two ways combined. Completing this fictious route filled with detailed, true data will need about 2 x 92, 258 hours time.
Opening: May 15th, 2010 (Saturday) at 18:00-20:25:08
Exhibition date: May 16, 2010 - May 30, 2010
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 18:00 (Monday closed)
11:00 - 17:00, May 30, 2010
Venue: 709 Lingshi Road, Building No. 40-2F, Shanghai, China
Artist: Liu Guangyun
Art Director: Li Xiaofei
Organizer: Fei Contemporary Art Center (FCAC)