Participatory art project in Feijiacun, Beijing, China, 2016
This site-specific project was produced during a month-long arts residency in Beijing’s Feijiacun Village, a vibrant community mostly inhabited by rural migrants. Research on how its residents navigate displacement, migrant life, and transition underpinned the development of this project, which involved audio recording Feijiacun dwellers who agreed to anonymously share their personal stories. Free rides around Feijiacun were offered to villagers and visitors while playing the interwoven oral stories inside a tuk-tuk acquired through the local second-hand market. These vehicles are a ubiquitous form of informal transportation throughout Asia and other parts of the world, particularly the Global South.
To hear the entire audio that riders heard inside the tuk-tuk in Mandarin with English subtitles please click here.