When I practice Taichi with my washing machine
The sound of the machine balances my movements and my mind is at peace
This is my second time synchronizing with a machine
The first time was with a standing electric fan.
Spiritual at sunrise, positive in the morning
By noon, I stand between black and whiteI seek humor in the evening
And stare at the refrigerator in the late night
A warm body that exchanges Power internally and externally
Water boils into heat that rises through the cracks
Hisses until the automatic switch jumps up
3C Xing Yi Quan: Homemaker Filmed and Written by Xia Lin, 2021
Xia Lin’s ongoing project ’3C Xing Yi Quan' is a open source new style of martial arts that imitates the body language and characteristics of technological products. The term 3C here refers to computer, communication, and consumer electronics. Xin Yi Quan 形意拳 is a form of internal martial arts and is based on capturing the essence of animal behavioral ecology. Learn from these products by imitation, experience, and cohabitation, in order to find a sense of symbiosis and enjoyment with our new technological nature.
The videos on display includes selected from the "3C Xing Yi Quan: Develop Workshop" series, ordered in accordance to Xia Lin's present Homemaker Practice routine.
3C Xing Yi Quan: Homemaker (Selected Forms)
Fan Inspired by Artist Sheryl Cheung, Developed with Shang Bo Lin.
Refrigerator Inspired by Homemaker Ms.Jiang. Developed by Taichi Master Fuxin and Practice with Pacific Pirate friends.
Ricecooker Inspired by Audrey Tang. Developed with Liu MoMo, Mina, Wang Yuxiang, Wang Canxiang, Qi Yu, Cai Huiling and Yuan Yingru.
電鍋｜靈感源自於黑客唐鳳，動作由 Liu MoMo, Mina, Wang Yuxiang, Wang Canxiang, Qi Yu, Cai Huiling 與 Yuan Yingru 開發。
Xia Lin employs multimedia, video, text and performance for an artistic practice that concerns Taichi philosophy, martial arts, and cognitive processes of humans and machines. Xia’s ongoing project 3C Xing Yi Quan is a new form of internal martial arts that seeks to grasp the essence of mobile computer gadgets and accessories. The practice helps mind and body equilibrium in the digital age. Xia is a co-founder of lololol , a Taipei-based art collective founded in 2013. Its initiative “Future Tao” is an ongoing exploration of Taoist interpretations of technology in today’s context of living. While departing from a specific worldview, the project seeks to engage with a broad scope of affinitive knowledge structures with a shared interest in co-habitation, universalism and flow. While the project has mostly operated within the context of contemporary art, it seeks to bring the potential of art back to its original social function of mediation.