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Dakini

THE SHOPHOUSE is pleased to present Chinese artist Zhang Ji’s first solo exhibition “Dakini” with the gallery, in conjunction with the launch of the first publication of Zhang - “Selected drawings and typings 17:07 - 18:47 4.17.2022”.

When a mnemonic is recited, one’s emotion and spirit are moved, a moment that will not perish. Holes on a human skin breaths thereafter, the movements continue as the warmth tides rise. The innate spirit chants the melody of life.

Most of Zhang’s spiritual experiences are related to windows. Human beings communicate through holes on their bodies, intersecting like a river. Doors and windows of a house are like its holes. Whilst the doors are often closed, one knows that they can always be opened. When the windows are tightly shut, one may still connects through the glass, the eye of the house.

Zhang believes all man-made objects are based on one’s own body. When one looks through the windows with their own eyes, a sense of resonance flows through the body. A meditation of one’s homestead, when one’s vision is restored, a moment of miracles also takes shape.

Zhang’s haunted experiences in his childhood are inseparable from windows. Despite the flock of information, Zhang could only feel a feverish headache in his head due to the depleting pineal gland. When one looks through the window, the feeling of orgasm subsides. Immediately, the information flows in. Passersby are wandering around the windows. As a child, Zhang would close his eyes frantically. Slowly he realised the windows remain, the spirit kept loitering around them. The semen, like blood vessels, spread all over the brain. The smell and traces linger as long as they last.

One’s body could feel violated if one yet to accept the norms and values of this house. When the act of violations persist, holes on one’s skin breaths thereafter, the movements continue as the warmth tides rise. The innate spirit chants the melody of life.