The project titled "The Burrow," juxtapose multiple and inter-connected chapters of videos to reveal the panopticon of a closed community encased in a series of security measures. This body of work portrays the panoramic surveillance of a digital society and the universal plight of all cavemen within the closed-loop system. Yao Qingmei adopts the language of documentary film with an absurd tone to a central control room hidden in an underground cave, a group of tiresome security guards in training, against a highsaturation semi-artificial landscape.
Exhibition view in Beijing, 2021, Video documentation
Outside the Northeast Corner of Building No.7, 2021
More texts about the work:
李佳，LI Jia, Artforum, 2022 (CN)
任越 REN Yue, LEAP Magazine，2022 (CN)