Lin Yilin
Golden Bridge

Golden Bridge is part of  “Golden Journey”, a series of site-specific performances and installations created during Lin’s residency at Kadist San Francisco. The photograph is a documentation of a Golden Gate Bridge performance that makes palpable the tensions between people and the military, the individual and the group, danger and ordinary life. Lin recalls: “Fighter planes repetitively flew over my head. I became aware that they were supervising me. At the end, the U.S. Navy understood: This was art. They became the greatest audience of my work.”

Lin Yilin’s practice has always been an energetic and witty mingling of social architecture and everyday life. He uses sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and videos to explore how urban development affects the ways in which people relate to community and space.