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View on tower, China


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Action for great wall


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Human vs China dream

In China, a country where she has the habit to work, the artist faced some changes in the attitudes. During debates generated by the Olympic Games of Beijing, mistrust towards him/her appeared manifestly. The Western reactions regarding the Tibetan situation, the non-respect of human rights, the censure and all forms of judged proscriptions which are against values transported by event, caused a feeling of faintness. Sarah Trouche felt the need to exacerbate the right to free expression, to debate, to exchange and to debate. A right minimizes by political pressures. She therefore speeded three actions up. On the wall of China (Action for Great Wall – On 2011), she wandered dense cloud, the body covered with red painting, armed with lighted warning lights. The body in sprightly movement warns the drift of a society where words are compelled. In front of the opera, she opened and closed two paper lanterns of red paper. The slow motions of the body and of the paper lanterns remind an irregular and suffocating breathing, like a country where there are teeming contradictions. The last shutter took place on the place of Tiananmen where authorities forced her to stop her actions. During a determined length, she is nowadays not allowed to enter China. The country evacuates any element, by every possible means, which contradict its politics.

Julie Crenn
Curator Tianjin contemporary art museum

 

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Action for China, Tianjin


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