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  • Li Ming, Inspired by transliteration—Chapter Five: One Day, 2021, 4K video, color, sound, 13 minutes 43 seconds.

    Li Ming, Inspired by transliteration—Chapter Five: One Day, 2021, 4K video, color, sound, 13 minutes 43 seconds.

    Li Ming

    Antenna Space 天线空间

    The first work one saw on entering Li Ming’s exhibition “Being Consumed” was Inspired by transliteration—Chapter Five: One Day, 2021, which might have been the artist’s response to the abnormal state of life during the pandemic. But the scenes on-screen could not be more normal: a tree-lined street, passing cars, a bird gliding through the frame every now and then. The artist, bored at home during lockdown, had decided to film the parked cars from his window and to continue doing so until only white cars were parked on the street. On the seventy-sixth day of shooting, he finally got the “

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