“Confrontation: Never Happened” is a parody of a political incident in Hong Kong last September, when local college students put up pro Hong Kong independence posters on campus, and afterwards a student from mainland China tore them down. The heated debate (and fight) over independence and national identity has escalated both on and off the internet as an aftermath.
This installation is my formal exploration to recontexualize the deconstructive process inside the posters, and an invitation for the audience to destroy from the outside. The original poster indicates political confrontation. How much does the meaning shift when I tear down, cover up, destroy, degrade, deconstruct, deform, obscure, or change the narrative? What is my role when I provide an audience the tools to destroy?
It is violence under control.
It is a party for deconstruction.
It is a site for new identity to be born in the death of the old.
It is confrontation in the name of avoiding confrontation.