The Sky of Brooklyn - Digging a Hole in Beijing

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'The artist digs a hole several meters deep in his house, and in the hole he plays a videotape that he shot in Brooklyn, New York. On the screen there’s nothing but the blue sky. The video work deals with the one-way watching and understanding of the west and the east. The clear sky seems to imply the indifference of those who are being watched towards those who are watching, while a persisting hollow voice seems to indicate the watchers’ complicated psychology: ''What are you looking at? What is there to look at'' This work expresses the west’s watching attitude towards the east.'

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Bu Lu Ke Lin De Tian Kong

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1-channel video Installation (TV set and audiotapes, colour, stereo)


Depth: 350cm

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The Sky of Brooklyn - Digging a Hole in Beijing, 布魯克林的天空