Yellow Tape (2023)
23 6月 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view


Yellow Tape

2023
Performance

The performance depicted a fictional working scene: the artist and his friends acted as employees in an art handling company called APC (Asian Personnel Company). In the scene, they were hired to fix screw/nail holes on the venue’s walls using masking tape, working in a clockwise order starting from the left side of the room’s entrance.

Four people were involved in this task: the artist, who worked as a supervisor, wore a yellow company-branded color jumper. The other three were handlers dressed in black working suits. And, all of them wore APC working caps.

The supervisor monitored the handlers as they performed the company’s tasks. There was no verbal communication with the audience.

Two handlers covered all the nail holes on the venue’s walls, creating a wavy line that traced the marks of previous exhibition installations within the space. At the end of this line, a quotation by APC was attached to the wall with the remaining tape roll. The quotation included the company’s information, the client’s information, the tasks of the day, and the quote for materials and services. After finishing the work, the supervisor wrote a note in the comment chart: “Dalin didn’t answer the phone call. He was absent for the entire thing.”

Yellow Tape, 2023
Exhibition view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Exhibition view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Exhibition view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023

In the comment chart: “Dalin didn’t answer the phone call. He was absent for the entire thing.”
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023
Yellow Tape, 2023
Performance view, Barge House, OXO Tower, London, UK, 2023