Recall past misery, Video , 03:00, 2019


This is video work. The people in the video are eating hot pot. The main food is bark, belt and grassroots. These foods have a special meaning in China. I learned from my grandparents that during the three years of famine in China, the people had to treat these things as food. At the same time, we were taught how the Communist Party was brave enough to win power. Our textbooks described the long march of the Chinese Red Army at that time, which was particularly arduous and perseverant, often ate bark, eat grass roots and cook leather belts. But the only image I could find was that the people did eat them.