FAKE A CITY, SELL A CITY
Video, stereo, 4:20 min
The video Fake a City, Sell a City is based on the exact 800-square-metre model of the city of Shanghai that is on display in the Urban Planning Exhibition Center in that city. A large number of verbs, such as: ask, approach, buy, bite, control, cover, destroy, escape, enlarge, enjoy, erect, fake, fuck, forget, hate, hug, hype, imagine, inhabit, love, present, push, sell, see, secure, shock, touch, visit, watch, win, and wish ... light up at irregular intervals above the city like flashes of lightning. At the same time, the same words are spoken by a male voice at various speeds from off-screen.