Post commentary, monetary likes, Morgan Freeman’s advice on reality
As part of Miao Ying’s project Chinternet Plus, a “counterfeit ideology” and parodic take on the strategy “Internet Plus” launched by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in 2015, the video work Post commentary, monetary likes, Morgan Freeman’s advice on reality constitutes a window on the Internet Culture in China. The video brilliantly edited presents various scenes from a popular Chinese live streaming platform together with extracts of a TV emission with Morgan Freeman talking about “What Is Reality”. This work is perfectly in line with the practice of the artist who questions with a certain humour the consequences sometime dramatic of the Internet as it went viral in the society. As part of “Chinternet Plus” the video was commissioned by the New Museum in 2016 for an online show and was exhibited in institutions such as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing in 2017, and the Gwangju Biennale in 2018, as one of her most representative works.