Wake Flow

Xu Zhe


  • YEAR



    single-channel video


“Xu zhe uses cheap toys and plastic items to create an instrument, then uses a mouthpiece to create a sound. The musical instrument in wake flow is a trumpet fashioned from a plastic ladle, which xu uses to play a reveille. The sound of the trumpet floats, deviates, and leaks throughout the exhibition space. Lonely and desolate, it serves to recall the surviving experience of collectivism in his generation. In this video, xu records himself climbing to the top of balcony and strenuously blowing into his instrument . The video ‘s slow pace reveals an intense solitary journey of increasing emotion, as the notes are broadcast over and over. ”