Because world media has an unfair positivity bias.

14th August 2012

Photoset reblogged from Musings of the Clinically Dammed with 22,644 notes

alecshao:

Beili Liu - The Mending Project (2011)

“…Hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling in a shimmery cloud. The piece involved the artist sitting at a small black table, hand-mending patches of fabric together which visitors were encouraged to cut themselves near the entrance. As the performance continued, the piece grew as one continuous cloth and lay spread on the floor.  

The hovering mass of the downward-pointed scissors represent the distant fear and looming violence present in today’s cultural climate. The sharp blades above the artist are put in contrast by the silent and simple act of mending. The dichotomous result of the instant fear superimposed with the calming effect of the sewing created a surreal atmosphere in the room.”

Tagged: Chinaartscissors

Source: likeafieldmouse

15th June 2012

Photoset reblogged from I AIM TO MISBEHAVE! with 54,318 notes

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anendlessmemory:

Abandoned Disneyland in Beijing China.

It’s as if you hopped off of your flying elephant and walked straight into an apocalyptic wasteland, surrounded by scrubby grass, empty buildings, and the shell of a Magic Kingdom. This is the ghost of a Disney World-style amusement park in China, abandoned partway through construction, and now a hauntingly beautiful scene of decay.

Omg it’s like a dark Disney park. :o How cool

Tagged: Architecturedisneylandchina

Source: anendlessmemory