“Post-truth: Fool Others As Well As Oneself” is an experiment of media expansion undertaken by artist Wang Yan Xin from Lanzhou, who utilizes performance art as the major medium that is complemented by videography, installations, photography, painting, and other means. This experiment of cross-media artistic creation initiates the discussions for oneself starting from an artist-in-residence project in Macau and explores the possibilities of artistic creation through a game-based approach.
Incorporating Macau as space and the artist-in-residence project, Wang Yan Xin creates this series based on self-observation and awareness of the weakness, vulnerability, and pretense of oneself. There are questions over what makes one look tough in appearance, what makes one feel fear, and what makes one feel powerless, leading to critical thinking of oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche says, “There are no facts, only interpretations.” Different events only represent different interpretations. As “emotions are more influential than facts”, lies can be interpreted as “another point of view” or “an opinion” because “everything is relative” and “everyone has their own truth”. Thus, this project is also an experiment of the reconstruction of “truth” by oneself.
When: May 1–30, 2021
Where: Ox Warehouse, 15 Rua do Volong, GF, 1F & 2F Gallery, Macau
How much: Free admission
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