CHAN Po Fung
We Left Trace On Each Other (CNY, TWD), July 2014
Mixed Media

Coins (1978 CNY 2 Cents, Minguo 85th 1 Dollar)

Coins (1978 CNY 2 Cents, Minguo 85th 1 Dollar)

To squeeze together the two different year coins of two countries by metal rolling machine, implicitly and perceptually reviewing the contradictions of the two regions in politics, economy and ideology.

Inspired by the incident of Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement in 2014, as a re-thinking of the causal connection of history.

Minguo 85th, Taiwan experienced its first direct presidential election. Thereafter, the two times of party alterations showed its democratic consciousness. In 1978, People’s Republic of China announced its policy of economic reform, expecting to achieve the Chinese dream by strong economic power; today, it remains its one party rule. Despite the entanglements between the two in the past, each of them has walked out their entirely different future from each other.