Tear down this wall ( Installation/Video)

2023-12-02 19:56 0


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Tear down this wall

Installation/Video (3’54”)

2022.6

Video download from WeChat

Editor: Xiao Lu


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When I saw on WeChat how people were being caged in time after time behind barbed wire and fences, and their personal space wantonly trampled underfoot in the name of the Chinese zero-tolerance policy towards the Covid pandemic, I kept hearing the words of former US President Ronald Reagan ringing in my ears when he cried out in front of the Brandenburg Gate on the border of West Berlin on June 12, 1987: “Tear down this wall!” 

The video materials used in this work were all downloaded and edited from WeChat. Some of the videos I had saved were very promptly banned. the fact that there were still people constantly publishing videos like this on WeChat despite such high pressure being applied in controlling the internet, is itself an attitude of resistance of the kind that tears down walls.

—— Xiao Lu


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See this work video: https://www.instagram.com/p/Clnwae7vg8F/