Uzar Yeh Tzu-Chi
Live performance 26mins
Koprivnica, Croatia 2013
Photo by Vasan Sitthiket, Watan Wuma
This is a site-specific performance dealing with the history of the venue as a rope-factory before. After pulling four buckets without water out of the well, I pulled them to the small table in front of the yellow wall with the word UZAR. I wrote繩匠, rope maker, under the word UZAR, and taught audience to read it. I removed the pebbles and immature fruits in the jug to the drawer, made noise by pulling and pushing the drawer. Then with three different length of toilet paper on my left arm, I kept using my right hand to make mechanic-like noise by pulling and pushing the drawer. In the middle of that action, sometimes I took pebbles or immature fruits out of the drawer, put into my mouth and chewed them. I stop the action when I couldn’t put anything more into my mouth. Then I took the rose away the jug, spit everything into it and put the rose back again. At that moment, I felt fire in my mouth so I said “now I need water.” Someone gave me his bottle of water. I washed my mouth with the water and spit them to the ground.