“The Earth, the grey ball“, by Wang Tianli. 4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition at Four-Face Space Art Center. Luodai, Chengdu.

Friday 4th July 2014. 3-5 pm.

Wang Tianli’s microResidency was carried out in parallel with other four microResidencies. It’s part of the Project 4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition, which took place at Four-Face Space Art Center of Luodai, Chengdu (China) from 4th to 6th July 2014.

Resulting artwork is part of an exhibition at the space quoted, that will be opened from 13th July to 26th August 2014


Proposal (text sent by the artist Wang Tianli)*:


My aim is to rebuild meaningless upon audience’s ayes through art. The development of social economy grows free, as cities are being developed crazily as buildings are being built or strike down again and again. Finally the city turns into a foul atmosphere environment and earth into a big grey ball.


0 to 20min: Laying bricks into the shape of a wall.

20min to 40min: Knock the brick wall down.

40min to1 hour: Build a tall building using the bricks.

1hour to1h40min: Strike down the tall building and into dust.

Last 20 min: Spread the powder all over the ground within my working area.


Red bricks, hammer and camera.

microresidencia#60 Wang Tianli from espacio islandia on Vimeo.

(Pictures: Carmen Soriano)


4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition is a project organized by Espacio Islandia, Four-Face Space Art Center, teachers and students of the Fine Arts College of Sichuan University. It is supported by the Spanish Embassy in Beijing, Instituto Cervantes in Chongqing, Chengdu Longquanyi Distrit of C.P.C., Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of Longquanyi District in Chengdu.


*Original text:








具体细节:将2 小时分为5 个时间段

Start —20min 把砖砌成城墙

20min—40min 把城墙击倒

40min—1 hour 把红砖砌成高楼

1hour—1hour and 40mins 击倒高楼,并且将红砖击碎成粉末

1hour and 40mins 将粉末洒在地上,铺开。