SPIT (2014)

'SPIT' is a collaborative performance piece with German/Austrian artist Wolfgang Obermair. The work was made while both of us were artists-in-residence at Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China in the year 2014/15. In this work we sit on either side of a glass panel and spit on each other. The 'act of spitting’ symbolizes a poignant relationship of intolerance between races, classes and cultures.

To a civilized person, spitting on someone is considered as an act that announces a feeling of disgrace for the other. The glass in-between represents the liminal space in between the binaries which safeguards the individuals from the vilification by the other.

Location: Meridian/E6, Beijing, China
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