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Kill Me or Change

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Meridian Rd.
Flushing, NY 11368
July 28th, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.queensmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
queens
EMAIL:  
info@queensmuseum.org
PHONE:  
718.592.9700
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, performance, conceptual, modern, sculpture

DESCRIPTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Artist will be buried under 30,000 Aluminum Cans in 
New Performance Art Piece by Chin Chih Yang,
“Kill Me or Change”, presented Sat and Sun,
July 28 and 29, 2:00pm at Queens Museum of Art
 
New York, NY (June 7, 2012) — On July 28th and 29th, artist Chin Chih Yang will present his interactive performance art piece, “Kill Me or Change”, at the Queens Museum of Art. Buried by 30,000 aluminum cans that will be dropped on the artist in a provocative and playful project that examines the effects of over-consumption in modern society.

 

Chin Chih Yang suspends 30,000 aluminum cans—the average number of cans one person throws away over a lifetime—contained in a mesh net suspended 30 feet above ground in a crane which hovers over the audience. As the finale to each performance, the contents of the net will be released onto Yang’s head, in a colorful and overwhelming display of aluminum waste. By showing, quite literally, the suffocating effects of one person’s personal polluting, Yang hopes this piece will serve as a call to action, and that audience members and the public at large will examine their habits of personal consumption. 

 

“Kill Me or Change” will be presented at the Queens Museum of Art, located at the New York City Building in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 28 at 2:00pm. More information can be found by calling 718.592.9700 or by visiting www.queensmuseum.org

 

About the Artist:
Multidisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang was born in Taiwan, and has resided for many years in New York City, where he studied at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. Among other honors, he has been a recipient of fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Franklin Furnace, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s “Swing Space” residency on Governor’s Island.

 

His interests in ecology and constructed environments have resulted in interactive performances and installations that have been exhibited widely in North America, Europe, and Asia, in such spaces as Rockefeller Center, the Chelsea Museum, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Exit Art, Flux Factory, Maimi Art fair, Accident gallery, Eureka, CA, Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland and at the Taipei Art Fair. A great proponent of public art, Yang enacts projects in outdoor spaces such as the United Nations, where he infamously projected a giant Taiwanese flag onto the building, and Union Square Park in Manhattan, the site of events that drew audiences in the tens of thousands,  “Burning Ice” and “World Peace.” 
Artist contact information: 917-547-9651 or email: chin@123soho.com
Franklin Furnace: This performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Additional support provided through the New York Foundation of the Arts, Crystal Foundation, Taiwanese American Arts Council, The Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in NY, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Asian Arts & Culture Center – Towson University, Passport to Taiwan, Taiwan Tzu-Chi Foundation, USA project
and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.