Archive: Chinese Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale
Exhausting performance: He Yunchang carries stone for 112 days

Exhausting performance: He Yunchang carries stone for 112 days

He Yunchang - The Rock Tours Around Great Britain, 2006-07 1
He YunchangThe Rock Tours Around Great Britain, 2006-07

Introduction

Chinese performance artist He Yunchang has been using his body as the main prop in his art pieces. His performances are often hard on endurance, and he has to go to the extremes to showcase his might.

He Yunchang carries stone around the perimeter of Great Britain

On 23 September 2006, he collected a beach rock that was the size of a shoe at the Beach of Boulmer, located at the Northumberland Cost of England. The piece weighed about 3.6 kilograms. He then walked with the boulder at hand and sometimes ran with it around the perimeter of Great Britain.

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