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.



林亭君持續發展中的《3C形意拳》是一套開源協作的新內家拳法,以全新的角度體驗數位科技生活的都市修行,古老的形意拳在於捕捉自然界動物的行為生態,那些充斥在日常裡的各種3C產品,已構成我們所熟悉的新自然環境。最高的「形意」境界是「成為」,通過身體行為和精神意會,轉換我們對這些技術物的認知經驗與關係。 2017年起林亭君以集體開發工作坊、實驗展演等藝術實踐與不同群體交流。透過形神意會,領略現代新自然,預備具有未來特性的身心調和技術。


3C 形意拳:居家製造(節選)
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。


林亭君熱衷於研究太極哲學、武術拳法、和人類與機械的認知程序和進程。作品關注科技對於當代生活的身體感知影響,近年來將其個人的太極武術練習與藝術創作建立對話聯繫。持續進行中的藝術項目《3C形意拳》是一套開源協作的新內家拳法,透過互動交流的方式轉換大眾與數位科技物的身體經驗與關係。2013年共同創辦藝術組織 lololol,長期項目「Future Tao」2017年於台北當代藝術中心啟動,以實驗性的藝術實踐重新思考古今身心技術。


Xia Lin

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.