Catalogue > At random
Performance | mov | couleur | 17:12 | Chine | 2020
From Freud’s anal stage to a monk’s destiny... from a headless scarecrow to a beastie Tao… from left hand to right hand and from right to left, a repetitive whipping action lashes out at a monk's behind, it’s meditative, disturbing, yet seductive. As the venerable one endures every new lash to his bottom, his mind starts climaxing from the ritualistic bang. Only then can his exhausted testicles become free. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Born in Inner Mongolia, China, Frank Fu is a contemporary artist. His work challenges the white box setting of galleries and museums. His endurance performances and interventions examine his (non-)identity as an artist, often commenting on the politics of the art world. He has conducted performances at Venice Biennale, Documenta, Sydney Biennale, Asian Contemporary Art Fair (New York), Asian Contemporary Art Week (New York), Rubin Museum of Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and shown films at Locarno Film Festival, Vision Du Re?el (Switzerland) and Transcinema (Peru). Frank Fu has been featured on television networks and in publications such as NHK (Japan), CCTV4 (China), ARTCO (Taiwan), The National Business Review, New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Listener Magazine, Frieze Magazine, and TateShots. Frank Fu is the founder and Head of School of F.U. INSTITUTE.