American Silkworm Series Part IV: Silkworm VCR
在美国养蚕四: 蚕的VCR

1998

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Exhibited: Xu Bing, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Materials: Mixed media installation / VCR, monitor, silkworms

Inside a large open box is placed a VCR and a number of live silkworms spinning silk. The VCR is turned on and a videotape is running, showing a specially edited film of silkworms spinning silk. The sense of time lapse created by the piece leaves the viewer with a subtle doubt about what is "real" and what is not.