MSAC presents Clothing Project by a leading Taiwanese conceptual and performance artist Shi Jin-Hua. The work comprises 77 photographic works along with an installation, document, measurement report and video.
Clothing Project was performed when Shi Jin-Hua was an artist in residence in New York MoMA PS1. The project consisted of the measurement of the perimeter of the art institution. He first collected clothes donated by PS1 employees and fellow visiting artists. He puts on seventy-seven pieces of the clothes after numbering each of them and took a photograph of each layer that he had on. Subsequently, the seventy-seven pieces of clothes were cut into strips and sewn into a “tape measure” to measure the perimeter of PS1. In the end, the perimeter of the center was equivalent to the length of 21 pieces of clothes sewn together.
This project converted metric units into clothes worn by people. The 21 pieces of clothes which used to be wrapped around the artist were then surrounding PS1, revealing the relationship and roles between art institutions and artists.