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The Game of Monumentality

2007, performance, 30 min 

Commissioned by Documenta 12, Kassel

This project is an experiment to combine my concept with art with the context of Documenta. Every Documenta is a significant cultural event which is an array of monuments. A huge wall becomes a metaphor for this as well as the basis for my work. It is simple and ordinary, and tags on meaning of history and society by mankind. My effort here is to create a particular scenario that is also ordinary and stereotypical; a new energy emerges as a result of an intervention by the human body. This time I want to create a situation where the public can participate in a competition easily and can experience a fantastic and memorable activity. It is a game of collectivism and carnival, perhaps there is a sublime experience because of the existence of a wall. 

© lin yilin 2018

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