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Crystal Coffin


Layer ID: crystalcoffin
by Lily & Honglei, with John Craig Freeman

Virtual China Pavilion at Venice Biennial

The augmentation is inspired by the crystal coffin displayed in Mausoleum of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square since 1977, a year after Mao’s death. In the twenty first century, while China has been transforming itself into a modern society in many ways, and gaining more influences economically and politically around the globe, Mao’s crystal coffin, the immortal-looking shell, remains exist as a symbol of authoritarian ruling system.

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