Am I a refugee?
Aug 19th, 2016
Gallery Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
The artist tied his hands tightly to a bicycle tire with a rubber band, bare his upper body, and wrote “am I a refugee?” on his body. The artist dragged his whole body forward with the strength of his arms and elbows, kept the bicycle tire standing and pushed it forward. Due to the friction between the body and the floor, the “refugee” sign on his body was gradually erased. The artist hoped to discuss identity and morality among the crowd through the refugee issue. Who will be the good Samaritan around us? Who can unconditionally accept others as their own “refugees”?
艺术家用橡皮筋将双手紧紧绑在一个自行车轮胎上，赤裸上身，身上用英文写着“Am I a Refugee?”(我是一个难民吗？)。艺术家仅用双臂和手肘的力量拖着整个身躯匍匐前进，保持自行车轮胎立着，并将其向前推行。由于身体与地板摩擦的缘故，身上的“Refugee”(难民)字迹也被渐渐抹去。艺术家希望通过难民议题，在人群中展开有关身份、道德的讨论，谁会是我们身边那些受难者的好撒玛利亚人？谁能无条件接收他人成为自己的“难民”呢？