2016
Chalk

Movement Field acts as a memorial that questions past and future commemorations around the world; it constitutes a place for infinite spiritual quests. Movement Field is a long-term research project that manifests as a site-specific installation in the grounds of Cass Sculpture Foundation, composed of a maze of pathways of different sizes. Each path is either an enlarged or reduced replica of a protest route, which has been created by mapping a historical route via Google Maps and reproducing the abstract form produced by this process. The ideological composition of these socio-political demonstrations, which occurred in various places around the world and throughout history imbue the work with a sense of memorial. As visitors walk around in the seemingly peaceful garden, following these historical paths, they symbolically re-enact these marches.

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Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeIn Company) is a ‘brand’ of the wider artist collective MadeIn Company and composed of a number of contemporary artists and creative practitioners that work together as an ‘art creation corporate.’ In Chinese, MadeIn Company – meiding gongsi translates to ‘a company without a head’ and ‘a company drowned by a head’; alluding to its collective format and non-hierarchical structure. The name MadeIn Company also parodies the phrase ‘Made in China’ which the company often explores through its different ways of ‘producing creativity'. MadeIn Company makes works in a variety of media including installation, painting and sculpture that explore universal concepts, often by combining transcultural objects and histories. These works take into consideration the cultural, political and social ideologies that structure our lives. MadeIn Company considers the research phase essential in the evolution of their practice; and aim to nurture as many interpretations and multiple possible realities in this phase of development.

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Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeIn Company)

Born: 1977

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