Qiu Ke Man
Subject to Objects/2007
This series explores how the (social) body is modifed by ob- jects where the symbiotic relationship between the object and our body where both entities adapt accordingly to each other. As a result, this relationship leads to the constructions of memories but these memories are invisible to the naked eye. Thus, Qiu attempts to visualize these transformations and adaptations to realise the memory or rather, the lack of memory. Subsequently, he realizes the concept of emptiness; the emptiness of memory, which is exemplified by the body’s consistent need for the object to make meanings for its body.
About the Artist
Qiu graduated from the Beijing Art College of Advertising, Package Design and Fashion Design in 1994. In 1995, he became the Art image designer of Beijing Dadi recording company. From 1998 to 2006, Qiu worked in China and Europe before returning to Beijing where he assisted at the Meet In Beijing Festival in 2007. Currently, Qiu lives and works at Galleria Continua in Beijing.