Artist living on a scale to lose weight in public

| March 21st, 2012

From IFeng:

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When hear the words “lose weight”, you probably never have thought of using cameras to monitor and record the entire weight loss process. From March 18 to April 18, sponsored by Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc., hosted by Yitel and Yi Hotel management Co., artist Wang Jun’s project “Keep Fit Deal – 15” is on display at the Yitel 798 Art Project in Beijing.

Performance art work “Keep Fit Deal – 15” by artist Wang Jun is based on a electronic scale, and 24 hour camera monitoring and recording the whole weight loss process. He will record details of everyday weight loss as well as time, temperature, feelings and detailed data on his meals. He will never get off the electronic scale before he loses 15 jin. He will be available 24 hours a day on display and to communicate to the audiences. Project will end after the successful 15 jin weight loss.

“Keep Fit Deal -15” continued Wang Jun’s artistic creation style, using his body as media outlet, experiencing physical and psychological limits, connecting personal feelings with public space, in order to create sociological thinking and aesthetic perception between individual and society, between inherited concept and so called popular (trendy).

Wang Jun planned to lose 15 jin in one month on this electronic scale in the hotel. During this period he would not leave the scale for anything including eating, drinking and even going to the restroom. The reason he wanted to lose 15 jin is because his current weight is 15 jin over his previous standard weight. During this period, he will be tracked in full live video and broadcasting onto micro blog.

Wang Jun moved his private daily life into the hotel in public, displaying personal life to a large crowd, using artistic approach making the familiar daily life into something unfamiliar to the public. The psychological feelings of the audiences will play a key role in his performance art piece.

On one hand, artist’s “ascetic monk” like weight loss for anyone would be kind of a tough test; on the other hand, this kind of “self-destruction” will help artists to enter a kind of introspection state, maybe what the audiences see is just the “crazy” side, but the artist’s introspection is more real.

Wang Jun’s weight loss program is closely linked to the social reality, “In this materialistic age, in the era of pleasure-seeking and greed, all things are inflated infinitely, slowly lose the beautiful and clear origins.” Wang Jun told the reporter, his weight loss is also a metaphor of the current inflated era which should lose some weight.

Wang Jun’s weight loss program is a powerful sarcasm and criticism to this vulgar sociology. Then it rises to an unique so-called popular perception and understanding of self. Popular is not scary, what is scary is to lose yourself when blindly pursuit the “so-called popular”.

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  1. Huzhang says:

    Modern “art” is shit.

  2. where is the blog that you can follow his progress on?

  3. cindy says:

    PowerBullTrol

    You are too much. You are cracking me up. If you are not South Korean I would date you.

  4. voiceofhomer says:

    Goh, who was born in South Korea, told them he felt disrespected by teasing about his poor English skills at the Oakland, Calif.. So, he bought a gun and a few weeks later took his revenge, opening fire at the college on Monday in a rampage that left six students and a receptionist dead and wounded three more, authorities said.

    “It’s very, very sad,” police Chief Howard Jordan said. “We have seven people who didn’t deserve to die and three others wounded because someone who couldn’t deal with the pressures of life.”
    ——————————————————————-

    Koreans are just like natural born killers, they want to war with their brothers in North Korea and they want to kill all the white Amerikans.

    May be they should eat piss eggs and die or go to war with their own brothers and kill their own people instead of us life loving people.

  5. CINDY says:

    kOREAN GUY:

    http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2677:americas-illegal-foreclosure-epidemic

    America’s Illegal Foreclosure Epidemic:

    “…That’s the virtue of the “ouchie” that Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and other big financiers got last year when they ran into the law after racing wildly through home foreclosure paperwork. They were caught falsifying thousands of documents and taking illegal shortcuts that were causing innocent families to lose their homes. They had to pay fines, make restitution, suspend foreclosures, and pledge to clean up their act. But at least they learned their lesson.

    Oh, wait — these aren’t two-year-olds. They are wily bankers, and the only lesson they ever seem to learn is that shortcuts can be profitable — as long as you don’t get caught. But, once again, they’ve been caught rushing through foreclosures, using the same old scam called “robo-signing.”

    To foreclose on someone’s home, an authorized bank employee must sign the foreclosure document, swearing that the facts in it are true. But that requires hiring people to review each case. To avoid that cost, they take an illegal shortcut by signing the name of someone who has not read the document and might not even exist.

    In one Massachusetts county, for example, the signature of “Linda Green” has recently appeared on some 1,300 foreclosures. Curiously, her signature was written in many different styles, and she had many different titles. Also, there’s no Linda Green presently working in the mortgage banking company involved. Meanwhile, state officials say that robo-signing is, once again, “an epidemic” all across the country.

    It’s a federal crime to do this, yet no bank or banker has even been charged. Until we put a CEO in jail, the banking barons will never learn their lesson….”

    Thousands and thousands of Americans lost their home and life time savings due to this epidemic corruption. Yet no one has been charged. Where is the law?
    America..the land of corruption.

    • CINDY says:

      Stealing is not right. Whether you are like the Chinese stealing other people’s fishes in their sea, or like the American legalizing their stealing of thousands of people’s life savings and home by falsifying documents, it is just not right. It should be charged and punished by law either with jail time or fines. Violence and guns and beating should not be permitted. Only the barbarian like some South Koreans and Americans will want to use guns and violence killing fishing men who are poor from the rural areas.
      Do the Chinese use guns to kill the poor North Koreans because they are stealing food?

  6. Malay guy says:

    This is a true story happened in Malaysia, I met a White European somewhere from German or Austria on a wheel chair who came to Malaysia for vacation. He is a Christian and believes in God and Bible. He told me he was having relationship with a Chinese girl. He told me the Chinese girl that he had a relationship with stole RM 100,000 from him. I told him that Chinese girl is not your true love. She is a Gold Digger. Then he went on saying when he is in the hospital he was beaten by the Chinese ‘girlfriend’ (or should I say Gold Digging Sophisticated Bitch) who just stole $100,000 from him. I talked a lot with the German or Austrian old man in a wheel chair. I felt very sorry for him and I sympathized him. He is in a depression from getting tension from that Chinese bitch. He got some sort of illness in his leg like gout or something that made him use the wheel chair. He is now in KL having a tough time in a wheel chair. I don’t understand why a human being who stole $100,000 from him, beaten him while he is having severe pain who is now on a wheel chair could do such a thing? He is just looking for love and respect and you give him depression and illness. I say this to Chinese people not the good hearted Chinese people and I am not being racist in saying this, Where is your immorality? Where is your humanity? Have you lost your mind having good, proper and ethical relationship with people? Do you expect people to be stupid for you wants and wishes and you get away with like a crook? Why is money is more important than the heart? Money is your god? but do you know that money is the root of all evil? Can money buy you happiness? Listen don’t blame others and called them racist when you started the problem. You Chinese are not the victim and you should cleaned the mess that you started. You behaved worst than a Black people. African Black people’s history of hardship, pain and sufferings are worst than Chinese. You Chinese are more than 5000 years of civilisation and should know,think and treat people better. Sometimes I feel like talking to a stone aged people. The Flintstones made more sense than Mao Zedong sometimes. At least people are happy watching Flintstones while Mao treat his own Chinese people worst than animals in the millions and put them to death. As for the German or Austrian old man on a wheel chair, I very sympathized you and wish you have a quick and very good recovery. I wish that Chinese Sophisticated Gold Digging Bitch goes to hell for what he did to you. Next time if you want to date a girl in Malaysia, date Malay girls instead forget gold digging Chinese. Malay girls are pretty,hot and most of them will love by the heart because we don’t have exploitative sinocentrism imprealisitc money culture. White man and Malay girl are still good. Chinese man and Malay girl is regrettable most of the time. Malay girl will end up in prostitutions because of Chinese guys in most cases. We Malay know that Chinese controlled economy in Malaysia. So All we Malay people can do is to be patient with you annoying brats and when the time has come, Sayonara~ Hahahahaha!

    • voiceofhomer says:

      He and the other dirty old whiteys are what we call here in Canada, sex tourists.

      They love tiny little Asian girls and cute little Asian boys.

      Foreign worshipping Chinese girls know that and they target these whiteys which is justified, the dirty old white men deserve all the bad nasty things that happens to them.

      Take all their money and put them all in jail.

      • 老外 says:

        While I don’t like little asian boys, I love tiny Chinese women! Who wouldn’t love them? They’re so feminine and cute! I just want hold them and protect them and keep them safe from all the bad people. :’-(

    • voiceofhomer says:

      South Korea’s police chief has offered to resign amid an outcry over the case of a woman who was raped and murdered despite calling police for help.

      Cho Hyun-oh said he was stepping down to take full responsibility for what he called the “unpardonable carelessness” of his officers.

      The woman told officers where she was being held in a seven-minute call to the police emergency number.

      Police only found her dismembered body 13 hours after she called for help.

      The incident took place on 2 April in Suwon, south of Seoul.

      Local media reports said that the woman described in detail landmarks such as a primary school and a playground around the apartment into which she had been dragged, but officers failed to find her in time.
      ——————————————————

      Jackass Korean shit heads, what a bunch of westernized crap people.

      Where is your immorality? Where is your humanity? Have you lost your mind having good, proper and ethical relationship with people? Do you expect people to be stupid for you wants and wishes and you get away with like a crook? Why is face is more important than the heart? What are you getting paid to do?
      ========================================================
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      Two men were arrested Sunday following a shooting rampage in Oklahoma that left three people dead and terrorized the city of Tulsa’s black community.

      Police said one suspect might have been trying to avenge his father’s shooting two years ago by a black man.

      Police identified both suspects as white, while all five victims in the rampage early Friday were black.
      ———————————————————————————

      Malay guy, love your whites and blacks before they love hard in your ass.

      And the whiteys in the wheelchair want some cock sucking, did you know or find out.

    • CINDY says:

      Malay guy:

      Your story is again racist targeting only Chinese people. What does a gold digger stealing money from a sick man has anything to do with race? There are millions of cases where the gold digger are non chinese and the sick man are non white. Why are you being so racist against the Chinese? YOu keep saying chinese destroy your country because the chinese in your country control your economy. So are you telling me if that group of people are non Chinese you will feel better? YOu think if they were maybe..Japanese, Korean, American….will treat you better when they are in power and not treat you like a second class citizen. Wake up. Go to America or any other society and you will see what is being treated like a second class citizen when you are indeed born an American but you are not White.

      For any group of people to achieve and gain wealth within a society, they must work hard..I MEAN VERY HARD. If your neighbor work 5 days a week, you need to work 7 days a week. IF your neighbor kids get A in his test, your kids must get A+ in that same test. Competition is fierce. It’s not a Chinese philosophy. It’s universal.

      Chinese girls are not whores and gold diggers. Many are more educated and career successful than your racist brain can comprehend. Don’t get jealous because they work hard and study hard in University. IF you want to you can do the same. Go back to school and get a degree in lawyer, doctor, and engineering and stop your racist comments about Chinese.

  7. Malay guy says:

    If wasn’t for white people, there will be no techonological and medical advancement. All the work are mostly being done by White geniuses. Nikola Tesla create something that Chinese couldn’t do in 5000 years of it’s civilisation. You like to insults white so much but you used their technologies. Have you no shame? Chinese better than Whites now? Internet was created in America. Microsoft was introduced by Bill Gates. Bill Gates the White man. Chinese have no creativity. All they can do is to copy, plagarise and creating scams. The best thing you can do is to do is sextourism which you controlled, annual super human trafficking which is 44 million Chinese women lost every year and Chinese government is secretly arresting people and taking away their money. Children are not treated well in China. A 2 years old run over by a car twice and many people ignored her. That just one case of public child abused in China. There are millions more that goes unreported. Well state controlled media in China, what do you expect. Not only Chinese government are very corrupted, they abused and cheat and get away with it. Gosh your justice system sucks. No wonder you think Tibet is ok which is not. A foreigner from Malaysia who is Malaysian Chinese lost the 90% share of his company because Communist party and the government black-listed for nothing. The Malaysian Chinese guy invested so much and work hard. It’s all taken away from him just like that which is absolutely unjustified. By the way you can thank Mao for putting Chinese people in jail, destroy their property and taking away their money for “national purpose”. He never apologised for every very horrible things he did which I don’t have to explained based on Chinese witness not me by the way. Since your using the internet you might wanna thanks the White man who created it. You Loser!!!

  8. Malay guy says:

    They way you speak is not what intellectuals would say. It’s all about money? Money is innovation? I think you didn’t about American university that has succesfully destroy cancer cells right? You don’t know about America’s secret technologies right? So you know better right? The main reason why America and some other western countries didn’t publicized their works of technological and medical advancements is China will copy,plagiarized and made business out of it. The west already have medicines and the technologies that can reduce weight faster than any kind of products out on the market. Since this topic is about Artist living on a scale to lose weight on public (not gonna go off topic by the way), you might wanna know why the west don’t to publicized it because you guys will make money and not respecting the patent and copyright. China is world’s No.1 copycat with no creativity. Chinese society revolves around money. The glory days of Chinese creativity, innovation and pioneering creations are gone. You couldn’t do it without wearing western coat, suit and scientist coat to go for your job. The machine,your computer and everything you use nowadays was based on knowledge,creativity,innovation and pioneered engineering and advanced developmental research. It’s not all about money. Probably in Chinese culture you need to pay people to cry when you die. Now that you know why the west don’t let the advanced knowledge of medical and technological research out to the public is because of China’s stupid plagiarism that would want to copy every goddamn thing without respecting it’s patency and copyright. Now it’s looks like your the one with the low IQ because I actually know what you don’t know. To know and understand something is to respect and appreciate it’s creator and innovator which is not money by the way. I bet you want the new technology so bad if you found out about it. Can’t wait to make money about it right? About money there is Nigerian guy from Africa who knows how to make counterfeit money. The Black people that you disrespected so much can do a lot of things that you can do apart from banging a Chinese girl for free and making her pregnant and having her paying for it. You want me to tell you about the of black people from Africa abilities? Go find it yourself IQ boy. I am not gonna tell you everything. I am capable of things of things you can’t do and you are very welcome to disrespect me for being smarter than you. By the way I don’t need to call Chinese a loser. Chinese are losing anyways. Hahaha!

    • cindy says:

      Malay guy:

      Westerners are more open mind in terms of exploring and creativity. And their government system usually support that. That is a good thing. They don’t limit themselves and constantly doing studies, research, testing on live animals, etc. for the lastest medicines and technologies. However ,haven’t you notice most scientists that work in the research and lab department are Asians and Indians? The whole team is usually headed by one white scientist and he takes all the credit for the work done by his subordinates, and the research is funded by tax payers who are white, black, asian, latino..etc. I am talking about USA.
      Bill gate I am sure a very large number of his creative research staff are Chinese and Indians. Of course the staff who do all the research work and come up with ideas don’t get the credit.
      Next time look at the scientist team in USA and you will see what I am saying.

      China govenment needs to do better on the supportive system of research and labs and retaining their scientists to stay to work for them. China gov’t needs to do better.

      Malay guy..your yadayada nonsense about child abuse and this and that…people with brain know things like that happens in every countries. Millions of cases of child died and abused in USA alone. Killed, chopped up, drown..etc in USA. So don’t waste your time typing garbage.
      It’s good thing it went viral on china internet about the poor two years old. It raised anger among the chinese society. Chinese in China and all over the world were furious. Donation from Chinese come pooring in to help this poor family and medical expenses.

      There are so many cases of killed and abuse went unreported in the western world too. Nobody knows about the abuse until it gets reported months later.

      • voiceofhomer says:

        “Breivik has said the attacks were necessary to protect Norway from being taken over by Muslims. He claims he targeted the government headquarters in Oslo and the youth camp to strike against the left-leaning political forces he blames for allowing immigration in Norway.”
        —————————————————————-

        Malay guy, go to Norway, they will love to kill you there.

        May be China should hire a few of these evil white Norwegian guys and send them to western China to kill a few Chinese terrorists, somewhere where the muslims are.

  9. Gary says:

    Is the site admin off on vacation again or just given up on this troll-fest?

  10. Malay guy says:

    Listen here you Chinese gold digging whore!
    If you want to know what going on with the world today, it’s because of Zionists who pretended to Jews and Exploitative Sinocentrism imprelialistic money culturists are cause the world’s problem. Zionists humiliated Palestinians and Chinese humiliated Tibetans. Both have strong economic power. Zionists controlled world media and governments. Chinese controls other people’s country and attacking and threatening their neighbours. Zionism, Communism and Capitalism are created by satanic illuminati. Satanic Zionists controlled Federal Reserve thats prints money out of nothing in America. American dollar will soon collapsed as a result. The economy is getting worst there. Your country is controlled by the Communist devil that doesn’t believe in god. My country’s economy controlled by Chinese the agent’s devil. That is why there is rampant drugs, gambling and prostitution in Malaysia. Chinese doesn’t care what Malay people think and they just want money. We Malay are hopeless to fight you but god will help us. Since your coming from a country controlled by Satanic Communist, you might wanna check your hypocracy, double standard about moral position of certain country which you don’t have and being one-sided about it doesn’t make you right either. By the way if you so concern about being a good hearted decent human being you should tell to you two Chinese idiots making disgusting comments about the old German or Austrian guy on a wheel chair that I met who was taken advantaged of by a Sophisticated Chinese Gold digging bitch. Compare that to my ‘non-sense’ comment to those two idiots Chinese comments without apologising like Mao kills millions of Chinese with no apologies. Mine about helping the world and them insulting the victim who is in pain. Have a heart ya Cindy! Have fucking heart!!!
    After we God help us Malay people in getting back our economy and Chinese people have successfully removed by the help of god. I want to create and made investment in hightly advanced technologies and medicines to give for the poor, disable, ill and victim of injustice and oppression for free. There will be free water, free electricity inspired by Nekola Tesla and other Technologies and medicines that requires them to live without money and independently. Chinese people will not do charitable stuff they will stole it, that why we see you as an obstacle in fighting crimes, problems and evil human beings. You Chinese held us back for your selfish interests for yourself. Imagine the unlimited water in Africa, Imagine the ulimited electricity and other technology that can protect children and people can be individually idependent. By the grace of god, all evil and problems will be over. Satanic Zionists and Satanic Chinese Communists will pay for the evil of the world that they commit which they also inspired. Say good bye to your exploitative sinocentrism imprealistic money culture. Don’t be enough stupid to reply like a drunk gold digging bitch who go home naked from alcoholic toilet!!!

    • voiceofhomer says:

      This all we in Canada can talk about Korea, “North Korea announced plans last month to launch an observation satellite using a three-stage rocket during mid-April celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung. The U.S., Japan, Britain and other nations have urged North Korea to cancel the launch, warning that firing the long-range rocket would violate UN resolutions.”

      We can only talk bad about China and not about other Asian countries.

    • Jason says:

      Satanic Communist,??

      isn’t communism suppose to be atheist? and it’s actually a western construct.

  11. cindy says:

    Malay guy:

    And may I ask who is your God? Is it the same God that the people worship crashing into twin towers on 911 killing thousands of innocent civilians?

  12. Peter says:

    A god that tells people to fly an aircraft into buildings, to deploy road-side car bombs, to become suicide bombers, and to kill people who do not become Muslim seems very satanic. The Chinese government does not even do these things.

  13. Korean_Pride says:

    Look at South Korean army versus Chinese army:

    South Korean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggvtaihOo0M&feature=related

    Chinese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x10eF7JrDic&feature=related

    Looks like fending off Chinese invasion will not be so difficult after all. They cannot even throw a grenade to the other side.

  14. voiceofhomer says:

    North Korea is planning a third nuclear test and North Korean space officials said Tuesday all assembly and preparations for this week’s planned satellite launch have been completed and denied it is a cover for a missile test..

    Ryu’s points out the use of the launch, with or without a satellite on top, as a test for developing missiles. The United States and its allies suggest that even though North Korea may launch a satellite this time, the rocket technologies involved can easily be applied to missiles.
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    Korean_Pride, what about China’s Korean zombie army in the North?

    Can the US and South Korea stop them from throwing millions of grenades to the other side.

  15. cindy says:

    Korean_Pride:

    What are the Koreans doing in ice water and snow screaming and yelling? They have strong will? Korean people have such big heads and faces. That is how you distingush Koreans from Chinese and Japanese. I can understand why so many of them did that jaw/cheek bones reduction plastic surgery to reduce their face by 1/4 and give them that perfect oval face.

    Those female korean soldiers are naturally pretty(I think). I hope they don’t follow their south korea culture to change their face.

    That Chinese instructor he is so cool. He thinks so fast and pulled his trainee to safety. That was so close. He is so brave I like him. :)

  16. ander says:

    this news source sucks.. they haven’t posted a new article in like a month

  17. 金泽武 says:

    Just skimming the comments, I wonder if the proud Koreans realize they’d still be using flint tools if China wasn’t nextdoor.

  18. vonskippy says:

    Chinahush

    Shark

    Jumped

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  19. juniorboydoe says:

    Anybody see toilet anywhere or shit bucket? Well no knuckle children tonight I guess. Hey korean_guy watch out! Some posser is using your ID!

  20. juniorboydoe says:

    voiceofhomer

    I’ve had lots and lots of white girls (not boasting) but, I perfer European white girls becuse they are less headache. I’m in California when ever I’m in the States and they are OK. I’ve pretty much had all kinds.

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