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golden hill

2011, San Francisco; performance, 120 min

The geographic environment stimulated me to test out the most basic physical movements of my body—“self-rotating,” or more precisely, rolling. This imagery came from the tires of an automobile’s wheels. The slow walk of the participants required an enduring self-consciousness that made their brains numb. Their awareness of the distinction between themselves and the other pedestrians evoked a paradoxical state of mind. But what is more, they were also thinking about me rolling behind them.

© lin yilin 2018