Artist: Xiao Lu
Performance time: 19 October 2003
Place: A Bachang, Beijing.
Materials: Black/White Photographs, glass, frames, 54-style pistol (photograph), 77- style pistol (shooting), 15 bullets.
Photography: Li Songsong
Take fifteen framed works to the shooting. Range, and uses a 77 pistol to fire at each one, fifteen shots in all.
About Fifteen Shots…From 1989 to 2003
The sky Knows.
The earth Knows,
The devil knows.
I am no good at theoretical explanation, and even worse at talking about art, all I know is real life. As a work, its from, for me, is just an internal necessity. It can be a painting or a poem. Perhaps it requires a gun. All of this is decided by your own psychological tendencies, your disposition. This is not anything that can be explained by the word “art”, but rather a survival instinct, your very lift.
December 23, 2003 in Beijing