Microperformance and videoinstallation
Between june 3rd and 5th 1989 student demonstrations on the Tiananmen Square in Beijing were bloodily ended by chinese military. The chinese government forbids remembrance ceremonies and closed the square for tv-crews and journalists on the 20th anniversary of the massacre in 2009. The happening that microscultpures tiananmen is based on took place on the 21st anniversary of the massacre directly on Tiananmen Square. The challenge was to build up, orchestrate, and film a small scenery with plastic toy soldiers surrounded by civil police and military partols. microsculptures tiananmen stand opposed to the chinese affinity towards and mass phenomenon of monumentality and material fetishism. The visitor not only becomes aware of them through contemporary architectural and urban planning projects, but is very apparent in many of Beijings galleries. microsculptures places little site-specific intervetion to comment and react to historical or political facts of the space.