STAND BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE, 2016-2017
The Second Part of my project STAND BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE was established to respond the restriction and fear guided by State power at public spectrum and make the invisible visible. While the performers wear the T-shirt with the slogan of “stand behind the yellow line” in front and a yellow line in the back, they become the symbol of power, and function as the physical and active boundary of THE OTHERS.
The video installation is a documentation of the performance, in which as a Chinese immigrant living under Trump presidency, I empowered and emphasized the visibility of the "Yellowness" and drawing the metaphorical the division of diversity and difference as the yellow line. The symbolic action of blocking traffic on the historic locations, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Union Square subway station is to use the human bodies to recreate the situation of Trump's "Wall" in the society we live in, as if the "lines" are blocking off the connections between the communities.