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golden lion

2012, San Francisco; performance, 15 min

The combination of the wall, money, and the lion dance made an uproarious atmosphere and stunt for the exhibition opening. Putting these three familiar elements together created a juxtaposition, which eliminated people’s impulses to conjecture if there was a special hidden meaning. During the performance, the audience focused all of their concentration on the front lion dancer, who excitedly gesticulated. However, the quintessence of the performance was the other lion dancer at the back of the wall. Almost no one noticed that it was he shaking the lion’s buttock. Although completely trapped there, and lacking the full scope to perform, he still experienced a rewarding performance.

© lin yilin 2018

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