From my good friend Milan Kahout based in The Czech Republic. His Performances and Art question and comment on the grand hypocrisies he finds in every corner of religion, society, and politics.
Here is his latest is a brave and clever 'performance'.
Further context of the situation can be found in this Times Article.
(Milan is featured in the 'performance chapter' my film Radical Jesters )
Today is 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Here is a memory of my performance washing a forgotten blood of those killed during that massacre:
2009, AUGUST,10TH OPEN PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL, BEIJING
As a curator and participant of The 10th Open Performance Art Festival I did the following performance at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China (photo Wenrui)
In 1989 Chinese government violently suppressed pro democracy demonstration on Tiananmen Square killing almost 2000 people . Until today the government has been avoiding any public discussion about this "dirty spot" in recent Chinese history. Feeling the necessity of finally "cleaning blood" from the Tiananmen Square I brought a bucket with water and a mob (I had to pass through the metal detector but was allowed to walk on the square) and started to wash it. After about 7 minutes the Chinese police stopped my "consciousness cleaning effort".
Milan Kahout Performance in China
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