Live Environmental Body Sculpture

'Live body sculptures' of Frog King and Li Kikwok with(in) the sculptural works at the 'Visual Arts Society: Inaugural Exhibition', 2-4 October 1974. According to the artist, through juxtaposition, interactions and improvisation, this experiment of 'body sculpture' acts as a counter-force to the material conventions of sculpture-making in the 70s.

Frog King's sculptural works on the wall has its precedent in 1971. The former work, displayed at the same spot, comprises the same burnt plastic pipe; the new work replaced the circle with a square, and have a few pieces of stone placed on the floor in the front. 

'Live body sculpture' is one of the key concepts that resides in Frog King's artistic trajectory; he considers any art form that works with human body a 'total dimensional' work. The idea of 'live body sculpture', which began in the early 70s, gradually matured and developed into the 'Body Installation ongoing project' starting from the 80s.

Alternative title Live Body Sculpture

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1974

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Hong Kong

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Burnt plastic pipe, stone, body

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Live Environmental Body Sculpture