WANG GONGXIN (China) b.1960 has emphasised the sculptural in his work for LANDSEASKY by incorporating objects into his projections and spatially considered screen arrangements. In The Other Rule in Ping Pong, Gongxin synchronises two wall projections and one monitor to construct a simulated ping-pong game in screen space. The ball appears to move with speed from wall projection to monitor to wall projection, implied by rhythmic audio cues describing the ball’s movement. The conventional expectation of the game and the balls movement is ruptured by unexpected behaviours. The perception of the space (built in the relationship between the projections and monitor) is both constructed and subsequently deconstructed with conflicting rules.
Gongxin is a first-generation Chinese video artist, pioneering video installation practice since the early 1990s. Gongxin has exhibited widely, including international exhibitions at the Asia Society Museum New York, Platform China, Arrow Factory Beijing, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Beijing Center for the Arts, National Art Museum of China, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing, Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Long March Space Beijing, Zendai Museum of Modern Art Shanghai, Victoria and Albert Museum London, National Gallery of Australia.