Mysteries of the Orient
1997, colour, English
A web site to explore the historical construction and appropriation of the concept of "the Orient" by Euro-American cultures. When we say the East, do we actually mean the West?
While you sip at Zen tea or Rice Dream
listen to music form the British rock band Japan followed by the Mandarin song from David Bowie
you compose a line of Haiku in English composing yourself
contemplate those far and mysterious cultures obsessed with
THEIR signs, knowing this is what gets into Rimbaud or Van Gogh or
Barthes then you can caress your
whiteness once and for all
inside a yellow fortune cookie
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