LONG MARCH

2017

 

 

14:37

Experimental Film based on Performance, Beijing

Pessimism caused by stress from life is like an invisible cage which make people cannot break away. Although they are trying very hard to running forward, eventually still return to the starting point.

I started this event at 12:00 noon one day. Run 100 meters in the hour from 12:00 to 1:00, then 200 meters from 1:00 to 2:00, 300 meters from 2:00 to 3:00, and so on. The starting line is always the same and the distance per hour is 100 meters more than the previous one. Cameras hung from the chest recorded my body's movements and the time spent on each run. This hourly run continued until 12:00 noon the next day, for a total of 24 runs.

Then, I captured the last 100 meters of each period of video, which was the new 100 meters distance added to the last time, and edited them together, so that I could complete a 2400 meters run in the video, but it actually came from the repetitive movement that lasted for 24 hours.​