Opening 19.10, starting at 4 pm
19.10. – 27.10.19
I: project space，Banqiao Hutong 10
Green Diamond is a company existed in Beijing between 1995 and mid-1999, whose headquarters were located in the Economic and Technological Development Zone on Jinghai Road. GD was a factory of highly sophisticated hi-tech technology, whose aim was the development of refined microchips in diamond powder, called “GD sensors”, capable of provoking in the human body sensations and feelings related to nature. Through a series of gestures, combined with sensors implanted in precise parts of the body and the use of virtual contact lenses and ultrasounds waves, the user of “Green Diamond” would be able to experience sensations such as the heat of the sun on their skin or feel fresh air blowing in their faces.
Since 2018, Rachele Maistrello, thanks to Li JianPing (李建平), who was employed in the factory between 1994 and 1999, has worked to collect allavailable documents to reconstruct what happen in this company, although is still impossible to find any final proof to its existence.
Rachele Maistrello presents at I: project space for the first time a series of original documents from Li Jian Ping’s personal archive (analogue photographs, paper documents). The “Green Diamond website” contains a rich collection of Li JianPing’s most significant videos and a series of “graphics design wallpaper” reconstructed from the original materials.
Some videos and there construction of the “Green Diamond” slogans have been reconstructed in collaboration with the workers of Bernard Control Factory, a company located in Jinghai Road, not far from the original headquarters of Green Diamond Factory. The recreation of the “Green Diamond gestures” have been possible through the efforts of Wu Shuqing, a current emplyee of Bernard Control Factory.
If anyone has further information or materials they want to share about the “Green Diamond Factory”, please reach out to Rachele Maistrello, Li JianPing or write to I: project space.
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