DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE, 2020 Acrylic, monitor, live news feed | 54.6 x 39.3 x 20.3 cm (21.5 x 15.5 x 8 in)
The issue of media manipulation and propaganda is closely linked to the ongoing debate surrounding Taiwan's sovereignty. The Chinese government has long asserted its claim to Taiwan and has employed a range of tactics to reinforce this claim. One such tactic is infiltration of traditional TV channels and online platforms to disseminate propaganda campaigns and misinformation, particularly through social media channels.
The use of the pixelated camouflage pattern, a current feature of Chinese military uniforms, in the artwork signifies the artifice and guile of media infiltration. The design is intended to create confusion and uncertainty, which serves to advance the ultimate aim of Taiwan's annexation.
The artwork underscores the pressing need for greater transparency and accountability in media platforms and highlights the potential for media manipulation and propaganda to influence public opinion in Taiwan and globally.