A Trip to Vienna
Performance, documentation (ink, pencil, colored pencil on paper, polaroids, index sticky notes, plastic bags, found objects)
The first performance art created by the artist was completed during his quarantine at a Vienna Hotel in Shanghai. He was quarantined for a total of 14 days, from noon on March 22, 2020, to noon on April 3, 2020, including the day he was stranded at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on April 21, 2020.
By documenting daily life in his quarantine room, the artist recorded his 12 full days of quarantine on 12 pieces of A4 paper. Besides, he researched Vienna on the Internet and made up his travel stories in the city.
The top half of the 12 pieces of A4 paper are checklists that contain the twice-a-day body temperature measurements, room disinfection, and room ventilation that he ought to do in the quarantine. In the second half, the artist used diaries, colored pencil drawings, and Polaroids to make up stories of a trip to Vienna.