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    • ink alchemy

      powdered chinese hair made into the biological liquid ink and ink stick format are the new materials for chinese ink painting. the hair-made genetic ink itself is an art object, and at the same time, it is a component of my new installation. this special invention has been made possible by the collaborative effort and generous support of the biolab of shanghai university, the shanghai test tube factory, the shanghai qun zhong furniture factory, the shanghai medical factory and the shanghai ink factory. through difficult process of experimentation, we have achieved a significant result in the historical development of chinese traditional inkmaking methods.

      powdered human hair is used as a medical treatment for anxiety. in traditional ink fabrication, charcoal powder is used as the black pigment material. the medical factory has invented a hair powder especially formulated to be the fundamental pigment for my liquid ink and ink stick following the original chinese prescription of powdered human hair, ironically and symbolically, the human hairmade ink is now given a conceptual function to cure cultural anxiety.

      ink alchemy

      shanghai cao su gong ink factory, china, 1999 - 2001

      a bottle of original human hair,  a bottle of human hair in semi- charcol state, a bottle of human hair pigment

      genetic ink pigment (made of human hair) in test tube & wood box

      genetic ink sticks (made of human hair) in wood & glass boxes


    • ink alchemy

      powdered chinese hair made into the biological liquid ink and ink stick format are the new materials for chinese ink painting. the hair-made genetic ink itself is an art object, and at the same time, it is a component of my new installation. this special invention has been made possible by the collaborative effort and generous support of the biolab of shanghai university, the shanghai test tube factory, the shanghai qun zhong furniture factory, the shanghai medical factory and the shanghai ink factory. through difficult process of experimentation, we have achieved a significant result in the historical development of chinese traditional inkmaking methods.

      powdered human hair is used as a medical treatment for anxiety. in traditional ink fabrication, charcoal powder is used as the black pigment material. the medical factory has invented a hair powder especially formulated to be the fundamental pigment for my liquid ink and ink stick following the original chinese prescription of powdered human hair, ironically and symbolically, the human hairmade ink is now given a conceptual function to cure cultural anxiety.

      ink alchemy

      shanghai cao su gong ink factory, china, 1999 - 2001

      a bottle of original human hair,  a bottle of human hair in semi- charcol state, a bottle of human hair pigment

      genetic ink pigment (made of human hair) in test tube & wood box

      genetic ink sticks (made of human hair) in wood & glass boxes


    • ink alchemy

      powdered chinese hair made into the biological liquid ink and ink stick format are the new materials for chinese ink painting. the hair-made genetic ink itself is an art object, and at the same time, it is a component of my new installation. this special invention has been made possible by the collaborative effort and generous support of the biolab of shanghai university, the shanghai test tube factory, the shanghai qun zhong furniture factory, the shanghai medical factory and the shanghai ink factory. through difficult process of experimentation, we have achieved a significant result in the historical development of chinese traditional inkmaking methods.

      powdered human hair is used as a medical treatment for anxiety. in traditional ink fabrication, charcoal powder is used as the black pigment material. the medical factory has invented a hair powder especially formulated to be the fundamental pigment for my liquid ink and ink stick following the original chinese prescription of powdered human hair, ironically and symbolically, the human hairmade ink is now given a conceptual function to cure cultural anxiety.

      ink alchemy

      shanghai cao su gong ink factory, china, 1999 - 2001

      a bottle of original human hair,  a bottle of human hair in semi- charcol state, a bottle of human hair pigment

      genetic ink pigment (made of human hair) in test tube & wood box

      genetic ink sticks (made of human hair) in wood & glass boxes


    • ink alchemy

      powdered chinese hair made into the biological liquid ink and ink stick format are the new materials for chinese ink painting. the hair-made genetic ink itself is an art object, and at the same time, it is a component of my new installation. this special invention has been made possible by the collaborative effort and generous support of the biolab of shanghai university, the shanghai test tube factory, the shanghai qun zhong furniture factory, the shanghai medical factory and the shanghai ink factory. through difficult process of experimentation, we have achieved a significant result in the historical development of chinese traditional inkmaking methods.

      powdered human hair is used as a medical treatment for anxiety. in traditional ink fabrication, charcoal powder is used as the black pigment material. the medical factory has invented a hair powder especially formulated to be the fundamental pigment for my liquid ink and ink stick following the original chinese prescription of powdered human hair, ironically and symbolically, the human hairmade ink is now given a conceptual function to cure cultural anxiety.

      ink alchemy

      shanghai cao su gong ink factory, china, 1999 - 2001

      a bottle of original human hair,  a bottle of human hair in semi- charcol state, a bottle of human hair pigment

      genetic ink pigment (made of human hair) in test tube & wood box

      genetic ink sticks (made of human hair) in wood & glass boxes