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Glorious & Great
2008, video; sound; 10’22’’; single channel

The video created for this exhibition shows the artist as a superhero. Filmed from below, Lin’s extraordinary self-portrait appears gigantic and overwhelming. Lin, the superhero, determined, is moving ahead, accompanied by a cheerful crowd, Disney-style music and fireworks. The future lies ahead, glorious and great. Yet the hero’s figure is gradually fading, and his image becomes increasingly blurred with every step, making of him a kind of ghost, haunting his public’s dreams and minds throughout history. Again, similar to “8 Minutes” background images and soundtrack are taken from a video filmed in New York, this time on National Day. This time however, the different images combined by the artist enhance each other; either convey the superhero with extreme authenticity or suggest that the actual national celebration is just another fairy tale. (Martina Köppel-Yang)