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The project, Death of a Typist, used Wikipedia to upload a fabricated story of a 'historical' figure, a typist interpreter, Gong LiRen. He was born in China during the Qing dynasty, and immigrated to Japan when he was twelve years old. Therefore, Gong was raised and educated in Japan, and did not go back to China until World War Two (WWII), which is when he became a typist interpreter of Chinese for the Japanese military...
In the "Death of a Typist", my idea of expression is to divide audience's interpretation into two layers through the fabricated fragment of history. The first layer of interpretation happens when the audience believe the history is "true". In this layer, I intend to present to them a unique 'historical' figure in a unique period of time. In the historical environment, his inner mind's struggle and hesitation of social stance finally caused his own personal tragedy. The second layer of interpretation happens when the audience discover the trickery. I have chosen to place some loophole in the material, and intended for the viewers to uncover that the background "history" is in fact fictitious. In this particular layer, I wanted to discuss the 'truthfulness' of history itself. The scene of installation will be a site of deception, and before the audience realize the false 'history', they will believe it to be 'true'. This period of deception is what this piece is pursuing.
The Grand Yoyage/2014-2015 (with @Zhang Jianling)
That Obscure Object (artist's book)/2014
Body as a Container of Faith/2014
The Last Tale: God and Net Friend/2014
There never should have been an artist named Jia Siwen/2012-2014
A study on infinity/2014
Untitled/2013
A Faceless Void/2013
A member of socialism's imagination/2012
eve R evolution/2011
Still Sweet/2011
Dirty Memories/2011
Home of Others/2011
A way of dissipating memories/2010
Typist's Death/2010
I would like to satisfy your foot fetishism in such a way, even/2010
Raining Hometown/2009