All Men Are Created Equal 2 mins

All Men Are Created Equal

2018
Single-channel video with sound, 6:22”

All Men Are Created Equal (2018) is a re-edited version of All men are created equal Bullshit (2011). The video shows myself transporting water through the mouth, from the river to ground, as I write Thomas Jefferson’s immortal phrase, “All men are created equal” - to which I add: bullshit. I created a condition "struggle" for this action by taping myself up. The laborious action appears absurd in light of New York City’s skyline, emblematic of the overdeveloped city in contrast to the potent struggle of Asian-Americans against racism. The performance pictures are arranged with a series of watercolor drawings that represent emotions of pain, conflict, and anger.