ADHD Zhou Wendou, Mar 21, 2016 - Apr 23, 2016

Zhou Wendou, ADHD, 2016. Stainless steel, car windsheild wiper, power switch, liquid ink, 220 x 400 cm

Zhou Wendou, ADHD, 2016, Stainless steel, car windshield wiper, power switch, liquid ink, 400 x 400 x 220 cm.

Installation view

Installation view


de Sarthe Gallery is pleased to announce Zhou Wendou's first solo show in Hong Kong from 22 March to 23 April. The presentation titled ADHD, after the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a strong single piece installation. A chrome sphere, resides in a fountain of ink, as windshield wipers move repetitively trying to remove the continuous flow of ink over the sphere. This Sisyphean task mirrors the chronic repetition of the actions of man. Whether wasteful and harmful for the environment or simply maddening for the protagonist, human life, contemporarily as well as historically, is a repetition of behaviors, often frantic. The work, as well as Zhou Wendou’s practice, seeks to raise questions, and challenge the contemporary condition. The relation between the visual experience of the work, some obvious references it conveys and a title that adds significance to it invite reflection. Repetitiveness and lack of attention, a clocked mechanical movement and hyperactivity or impulsivity should be at odds. However, while stigmatized medically within the context of the individual, this pattern of behavior has been adopted by Human society at large. Zhou Wendou invites the audience to reflect on the consequences of a culture diagnosed with ADHD .

In the context of this psychological analogy, the artist along with a psychologist will host a participatory performance on March 24th. The therapist will ask the artist questions about himself and the work, as well as its inspiration. His answers will be shared with the participants who can in turn ask him questions. The artist will create an artwork as a diagnosis, that participants will receive as a record of the performance.


For the online catalogue, please click here.

For more information on Zhou Wendou, please click here.