Sculptures on the Escalator

concept & choreography: Yuju Lin + River Lin
part of 8 Days 2 Nights and 10 Artists at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2017. 

videography: Kuan-yu Chen

Sculptures on the Escalator 

The performance Sculptures on the Escalator site-specifically locates live sculptures on a set of escalators at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, in an up-and-down loop. 

The work plays with a series of famous body images of paintings and statues from the western art history in the last century to the context of pop culture. It aims to spontaneously and immaterially draw a body-based chain of images in the exhibition space, as a reflection on material-based work.

The visual text in this performance includes works such as The Son of Man (1964) and The Lovers (1928) by René Magritte; The Birth of Venus (1486) by Sandro Botticelli; The Creation of Adam (1512) and David (1504) by Michelangelo Buonarroti; Mona Lisa (1517) and Vitruvian Man (1490) by Leonardo Da Vinci; The Thinker (1880) by Auguste Rodin; The Gleaners (1857) by Jean-François Millet; The Scream (1893) by Edvard Munch; Gabrielle d'Estrées and One of Her Sisters (1594) by an anonymous artist; Christ On The Cross (1632) by Diego Velazquez; Imponderabilia (1977) by Marina Abramović and Ulay; and the iconic pose of Buddha, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Japanese manga Sailor Moon, and the hollywood movie Logan, Spider Man and Titanic among others.

This work is durational and the duration is variable.