8 days 2 nights and
10 artists

(2017)

concept, direction & performance :  River Lin
in collaboration with : Yu-ju Lin, Yu-jun Wang, Daniel Wang, Sun-teck Yao, Shai Tamir, Demian Cheng, Ni-ni Yu, Tien Tan, Hui-chun Hsieh.

commissioned by the exhibition ARENA, curated by Jo Hsiao at Taipei Fine Arts Museum

date: 11-19 August 2017


During the exhibition hours over 8 days and 2 nights (11-19 August, 2017), River Lin and collaborating artists take over the gallery spaces of Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Through a string of happenings and performances, the work 8 Days 2 Nights and 10 Artists composes continuously altered dialogues between body, time and museum space, dealing with the spectatorship on live work and performance.

Without any rehearsals, the artists build up performance pieces collectively and individually. There is no definable point of beginning or end of the performance, no designated performance area, no audience seats, no stage lights or sound equipment. The artists use their own bodies as art materials, presenting an itinerant, simultaneous and durational performative landscape.

This ephemeral and extemporaneous spectacle questions the ways visitors may read object-based work and immaterial work, and the modules of interaction between visitors and works within the context of an exhibition, blurring the boundary between the everyday and performance.

Orchestrated and choreographed by River Lin, during the exhibition, the 10 artists has produced and performed pieces as below: 

1. Go Climbing, River Lin.
2. My Alarm Wakes Me Up, River Lin. 
3. Sculptures on the Escalator, Yuju Lin + River Lin.
4. The Emperor's New Clothes, Daniel Wang. 
5. Write some words for you, Yujun Wang.
6. This is a work, Sunteck Yao + Ni Ni Yu. 
7. The Umbrella is prohibited here, Ni Ni Yu. 
8. Becoming the Post-ready-made art, Ni Ni Yu. 
9. Slow Sculpture, Shai Tamir. 
10. This guy is carrying a lot of pamphlets, Demian Cheng. 
11. This is the brand new Canon camera, Hui-chun Hsieh. 
12. The instruction of Taipei Fine Arts Museum Shopping Mall Floor Guide and Tax Refund, Ni Ni Yu. 
13. Exercise - Imitation, Sunteck Yao. 
14. Exercise - Reading Newspaper, Yuju Lin. 
15. Hey, I'm an art piece. Would you selfie with me, Tien Tan. 
16. Exercise - Texture, Tien Tan. 
17. Exercise - Repetition, Ni Ni Yu.
18. The Pamphlet explains EVERYTHING, Sunteck Yao.
19. One must imagine Sisyphus was happy, Sunteck Yao. 
20. Wiping art, Tien Tan.
21. Dancing with Papers, Yuju Lin + Demian Cheng 
22. A Person in (front of) a Paiting, Ni Ni Yu. 
23. Exercise - Ambiguity, River Lin. 
24. Exercise - being blind, Hui chun Hsieh. 
25. Gazing art - Demian Cheng




photo by Chang Wei


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Je Suis Le Monde

(2018)

concept & performance :  River Lin

13, May 2018
at Corps et Artivisme, curated by Sarah Trouche
part of Jeune Création, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts


Je Suis Le Monde is a performance of reading newspaper in silence with a gesture of protest. 



As the title suggests, the newspaper here is Le Monde published in France. In this performance, the artist portrays himself as a blue-collar worker with a banned mouth, standing in a crowd to display the up-to-date newspaper page by page and mainly showing the most visible picture and headline on a page as if he is demonstrating a manifesto. At the end of the performance, the artist swallows and chews “Le Monde” of the newspaper and spits it out.





photo by Angie Seah, video by Frederic Auquier

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C'est Vrai et Vert

(2017)

concept & performance :  River Lin

10, November, 2017
at ArtTrend International Performance Art Festival, Tainan, Taiwan. Curated by Zu-chi Yeah


C'est Vrai et Vert, which means “It’s true and green” , performs an idea of self-portraits in a context of “instagrammy” culture.

The artist, in a garden space, looks for natural materials in order to pose himself instagramable to the public, as well as playing with a slash between the two french words Vrai and Vert that implys natural and artificial.

C'est Vrai et Vert, meaning “It’s true and green” , performs an idea of self-portraits in a context of “instagrammy” culture.

The artist, in a garden space, looks for natural materials in order to pose himself instagramable to the public, as well as playing with a slash between the two french words Vrai and Vert that implys natural and artificial.






photo by Jian Hao-Jiang
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Duck Walk

(2017)

concept & performance :  River Lin
drawing on paper, 2m x 6m

4 March, 2017 at Draw to Perform Festival , Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

Duck Walk, followed by the principle of River Walk (2014), is a performance-based drawing/painting with a choreographic process where the artist is dancing with a toy duck.

With a sensor of vibration inside its body,  the yellow toy duck is activated to walk by sensing the artist moving and traveling.  

On a large piece of paper, a human body walking/ dancing with a toy duck has become a deut and all their movement and trajectory have been documented by paints. 




photo courtesy: Draw to Perform 
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Refreshing drinks

(2016)

concept & performance :  River Lin
at Passage Pas Sage, Paris, 2016.


Refreshing Drinks is a performance made for a gallery-community festival Passage Pas Sage 2016 in Paris, welcoming art lovers back in town after their summer vacation.

In this performance, River Lin cleans the passage, courtyard, and the windows and facade of galleries, and makes a refreshing drink with dust and dirt contained in a vacuum cleaner. 





photo by Yann Plantier
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