HD Music Video
Color, sound, 4’32’’
Courtesy of Beijing Commune
“The Project of Krafttremor” (2011) originates from Lu’s observation, study and record of various materials from the medical treatment of people affected by Parkinson disease, including the direct contact with them and their pathology. The result is a video, Krafttremor, reprising the style and atmosphere of electronic music, evoked in the explicit quote of the seminal German electronic band called “Kraftwerk” (in some illustrations the patients wear the same distinctive attires), in the acid colours and in the computer-generated sounds. The project combines the scientific evidence of diagrams with the visual style of an electronic music clip made with samples of the frequencies of tremors associated with Parkinson’s. All these elements are synthesized in order to present the bodily rhythms of a living thing that has lost self-control.
The project challenges the viewers moral restraints and taboos about illness, together with our endurance for (our and other’s) suffering, experimental surgery and decadence of the body.