BodyMemory New York Launch Reception Flux Factory
LittleE Studio founder Yi Zhou creates of duplicated cast models of human body parts that were transformed into accessories
Date: 22nd Nov. 2015
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Clinic Service: 4 p.m. life casting
Place: Flux Factory | Gallery
Add: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101
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BodyMemory身体记忆 is coming to the U.S.!
The winter is coming and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Come to Flux Factory to enjoy the last warm weekends afternoon before the cold comes in. This Sunday afternoon, LittleE Studio and MusicDish Yao Gun will host a launch reception for BodyMemory身体记忆 in New York. Developed in Beijing, BodyMemory is a project that we now want to share it with you in Big Apple (https://www.rockethub.com/projects/61846). Dr. Zhou Yi Zhou will set up a 'mobile clinic' table to not only showcase BodyMemory ready jewelry pieces but also show the magical process of how to do a LIFE CASTING of people's body part on site. Plus sharing different stories and ideas about why it is so meaningful. As Yi is currently doing an artist in residency program in Flux Factory, it is also a perfect opportunity to visit the gallery and see the ongoing exhibition. And most important: meet a whole bunch of interesting artists and creators. Of course, special drinks are available through out the whole event. Don't miss the chance to meet Dr. Zhou in person. See you there!
"I miss your lips, your ear and the temperature of your finger. The body part models can recall those beautiful memories from time to time. They are not scary because the memories are sweet."
BodyMemory is based on the hypothesis that the body itself is capable of storing memories, as opposed to just the brain. Based on this hypothesis, LittleE Studio founder Yi Zhou created a series of duplicated cast models of human body parts that were transformed into accessories. This is especially meaningful for anyone who has special memories associated with that particular body part. There are many touching stories since the project launched: 'Crossed Fingers' gesture for daily good luck; girls casting their nipple/breast to have a record of their body in its prime; and perhaps the most touching of a mother and daughter holding hands together to freeze that moment in time.
In order to help people get access to this project, Yi has developed her portable suitcase called 'BodyMemory Mobile Clinic' for people who want to make their own body parts into accessories. The clinic provides on-site customized service for model casting of fingers, nose, toes, mouth,... any body part that is then turned into any number of ornaments such as necklace, broach or even incense holder as a special gift. BodyMemory Clinic has been successfully held over twenty times in the past year, 'treating' over 180 patients in New York, Taiwan, Hong Kong and across China.
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