Setting-up Exercises to Radio Music



4min. 4sec.

Ironic exaltation of a totalitarian ideology or simple testimony by an observer fascinated by history? In 2007, Liu Da Hong made the three-dimensional video Setting-Up Exercises to Radio Music, which immerses us in a gym class attended by real and imaginary Chinese figures.

The flawlessly synchronised, perfectly aligned participants in Setting-Up Exercises to Radio recall television documentaries about cultural practices in communist China. It is characteristic of Liu Da Hong's work, which draws heavily on Chinese folklore and history.

Liu Da Hong's three-dimensional animated video Setting-up Exercises to Radio Music, which is in the Pinault Collection, was presented in 2009 during the exhibition "Un certain état du monde ?" (“A Certain State of the World?”) at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow.