30,000 Firecrackers

Excerpt from Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2012, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau S.A.R., 2012, p. 14: 'The original association with lighting firecrackers is to celebrate but it would not be the same if they were wrapped around a human body. In order to preserve the celebratory connotations, a balance must be found in how people use surrounding materials to prevent comedy from becoming tragedy. This condition corresponds to the situation in which every one of us experiences society; this is also the prevailing reality in China.'

The performance took place in Qingyuan, Guangdong, China.

Alternative title

30,000 Xiang

Access level

Online

Keywords

performance art

Publication/Creation date

2010

Creation place

China

Medium

Performance

Content type

artwork documentation

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30,000 Firecrackers, 30,000 響