For this project, I was a temporary employee at Order modular furniture company. I worked as a guide in an Order Exhibition, I wore a blue Order Polo shirt, handed out formal business cards, questioned some of the crowd randomly (mainly the ones who weren’t familiar with this exhibition), and led them into Order modular furniture, and explained some other artists’ works in this「DisOrder/ Exhibition/ in Order」to the crowd (but not including my work, I had to remain invisible among the list of the artists’ exhibition [that is, while in character as an employee of Order modular funiture company]). I also asked the crowd to fill out a simple questionaire. This “I” could be played by the others as well. An art producer can also be a civil servant, a chef, a Taoist, a high school student, a mother, or a nameless passerby. Society’s multi-overlapped identities, the transformations through the act of performance art, or the sidekicks in the community theater, etc., are not the parts that should be reminded in this project. What I am concerned with is more about the process of participation, the drift of the constant transformation of meaning. I want to get rid of the single categorization of a work, to get rid of the search for definition, to get rid of the flatness. What I am concerned with is the impressions of the crowd in this unusual commercial exhibition space. The questionaires filled out by the participants, responding to my concerns and the concerns of the curator, will lead to more unpredicatable extensions.
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