Candice Lin’s solo exhibition Pigs and Poison (planned for March 21 to May 24, 2020) has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the temporary lockdown in China earlier this year.
One of Lin’s videos, Toxic Semiotics, will be accessible in full length on Times Museum’s website for two months, which “weaves together a semi-fictionalized story about chemical waste being transported from countries such as the US and Italy to other nations such as Haiti and Lebanon.
“Sometimes the story is told from the point of view of the virus, fungus or demon, sometimes the story is told from a human or the artist’s perspective. The video connects the toxic, militarized landscape of California and its visual similarity to the ‘other Mediterranean’ landscape (Lebanon, in this case). Some of the reasons this landscape is similar is because of a history of bioprospecting (US appropriation of date palms brought from the Middle East, for example) and militarization (Twentynine Palms in California has a model ‘Iraqi village’ that soldiers practice raids on). The video uses found footage and footage I shot while traveling between these locations. “— Candice Lin
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