3D printed PLA | 26 x 42 x 5.5 in | 2020
“Little Pink is a term used to describe jingoistic young Chinese nationalists on the internet. The term means literally “little fan of red”. Red is the symbolic color of the communist country. — wikipedia”
Little Pink is an embodiment of Chinese nationalism on the internet using the form of the Terracotta Armies of Qin Shi Huang (210–209 BCE), the first Emperor of China. Being a controversial leader, Qin Shi Huang was remembered for his work of “Unifying China”— a term used by the current leader of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, used as a rationale to take over Taiwan. Resembling an emperor, Xi Jingping dropped presidential term limits in 2017 and can serve as president for a lifetime. Even though the China unification in the Qin Dynasty didn’t include Taiwan, the land of Taiwan was constantly claimed to be “an inseparable part of China from ancient time” by the communist party and by the Little Pinks.
The cloned 3D printed armies resemble the nameless, bodiless, and seemingly harmless internet users that claim to protect the country while creating threats and exporting imperial ideology.
Technical support- Drew Cavicchi