“hello, Big Brother”︎︎︎
Online censorship/surveillance has become increasingly strict worldwide. However, while all constitution and other policies clearly afford civillians freedom of speech and press, the rights seems broken. For example, the opacity of Chinese media regulations allows authorities to crack down on “leaks” by claiming that they expose state secrets and endanger the country. The definition of state secrets in China remains vague, facilitating the censorship of any information that authorities deem harmful to their political or economic interests.
I believe that freedom is a basic requirement for creativity and art, and that citizens’ involvement is necessary for developing an optimized society. With the body ornaments, I challenge the wearer to be aware of this censorship and to protest for a more transparent society. Meanwhile, my jewelry makes tangible the issues of censorship, and refuses to let the questions disappear.