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無 Nothing

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無 Nothing

A few notes on nothingness and emptiness in the tradition of Chinese landscape painting and calligraphy, of which the Shanzhai Lyric might be considered a part. Poems collected from clothing markets in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Printed on the occasion of "The Shanzhai Lyric: DREPM THE WOELD" at the Stuart Hall Library in London.
The Shanzhai Lyric is a body of research focusing on radical logistics and linguistics through the prism of technological aberration and nonofficial cultures. This inquiry into the glossolalic and supra-sensical text that often appears on counterfeit (shanzhai) clothing looks at how the distorted rhetoric of fashion and branding uses mimicry, hybridity, and permutation to revel in and reveal the artifice of global hierarchies. Real and ideal collapse in a lateral logic that generates new forms of agency among unlikely collaborators. Speaking at the seams of production, this work contributes to a post-colonial discourse surrounding the strategic use of language as a mode of resistance. How might new fabrics of relation be woven from the detritus of consumerism?
Display Distribute, 2018
210 x 297 mm
Edition of 50

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