Huge Installation Art Reverses Production And Consumption Process

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In his giant installation art / performance Para-Production, artist Ni Haifeng reverses the common global process of production.  A massive movement of commodities takes place each day often beginning in the country of Ni Haifeng’s birth – China.  Many companies defer production of their goods to the country which are then often exported for consumption in the Western world.  In Para-Production, however, a large room is filled with loose garments and sewing machines.  Gallery visitors are then invited to work, to sew these items together.  In a way, the installation becomes a performance of labor – people that are often the consumer of Chinese-made products instead produce a product for a Chinese artist. [via]

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