42 x 52 cm Framed | 40 x 50 cm Unframed
Edition of 10
€320 Framed | €215 Unframed
Jialin Long (born 1983) was born in Beijing and is a lens-based artist based outside Dublin. Long’s photographic practise uses new presentations strategies to explore social and political issues in an attempt to formulate alternative statements and positions. Her most recent project Red illuminates is a multimedia work comprising still and moving images that was created as a reflection on the culture in socialist countries and how loyalty to the state is cultivated. The catalyst for the project was found in a residential area of Beijing where ‘Special Criminal Syndicate Combat’ propaganda posters displayed, on average, every 40 meters. These are presented alongside large-format portraits of so-called young pioneers emulating Mao Zedong’s portrait in Tiananmen Square. A white orchid blooming under artificial grow lights, a still from a video work, is listening to socialist propaganda from CCTV (China’s official news channel) continuously for 30 days. With this video, Long asks; Could this conditioning eventually turn a white orchid red?
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