Ju: a futile repair performance. 2022. Photography, performance art.
Ju: a futile repair performance is a piece of photography work based on performance art. The artist combined her own Chinese cultural background with the repair method (Ju, which works like a staple gun) to repair and record the urban and natural landscapes of Melbourne, and then use the same method as Pierre Huyghe1 which is to print the picture obtained from the first shooting, put it back to the original location for the second shoot and record. This method of using a camera as a recording tool, overlapping time and space, originally originated from Jeff Wall's discussion of the photographic medium.2
Using a staple gun to repair damaged soil, walls, floors, plants, etc. is essentially futile, which is an artist's interpretation of the concept of "repair" and ecological environmental issues. What kind of repairs are inevitable? What kinds of items are damaged? What needs to be repaired? And whether this kind of repair really works at all, these questions are put forward to the audience.
1 Pierre Huyghe, Chantier Barbès-Rochechouart
, Paris, 1994, Photography, Installation(4x3m). 2 Jeff wall. Picture for Women. 1979. Photography