Authority Intervention

Project of impersinating a police officer in Xiao Zhou Cun in Guangdong, China.

Impersonating a police office and directing traffic in a busy intersection in Xiao Zhou Cun.  This project was the result of a month long residency in which I explored impersonation and power as a foreigner.  The obvious inconsistency of being a white person in China with the supposed authority of a local traffic cop (real arm band and ID) as legitimizing created a tension around what I was able to achieve in terms of stopping and redirecting traffic.