Chen Luo



001_ Multiple Formats 
002_MFA 2022 Exhibition
003_ Hui
004_/’pasij/
005_ Remix Edition I&II
006_ Multiple Formats  
007_ IT IS NOT A CHAIR, IT IS A POSTER
008_ Light the Lantern 
009_ Poster Series 
010_ Translation
011_ Transmute
012_ Art.edu/China
013_ Book of Books
014_ Book Cover Proposals
015_ 50 Iterations on BURO Poster
016_ Authority & Official
017_ Black Letter Research
018_ Radio Exercise
019_ Zen: White




Chen Luo

Radio Exercise


Radio callisthenics chart was a case study to analyze how bodies are socially and culturally constructed in a range of relationships and movements. Radio calisthenics are warm up radio exercises performed to music and guidance from radio broadcasts. It’s interesting that it is very popular in most Asia countries, but I never see this in the US. Surprisingly, it was originated in the US in 1920s for promoting Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. I broke it down into detail-oriented observation: (1) It’s almost a group communal force that you never see individual performs. (2) The invisible hierarchy and surveillance are indicated in where the best and worst students stand at, teachers pay attention to who isn't working hard? How does the structure reflect on the hierarchy in society? (3) Are students the main part of the configurations with the footsteps, playground, broadcast, and music? (4) Is the space between each student a same default setting as the margin, gutter, and leading in Graphic design? (5) Do the distance and position inform shapeshifting? (6) What’s the pattern of language/sound? The slogans like “1234 2234 etc.” and the music inform us subconsciously to do the same thing.
 
Silkscreen print 2021, Boston