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Rabies::This is not a dog, 2013, performance. Courtesy of the artist.



Rabies::This is not a dog, 2013, performance. Courtesy of the artist.



Rabies::This is not a dog, 2013, performance. Courtesy of the artist.



Truly False Arts Museum, 2012, performance. Courtesy of the artist. Venue: Lobby of Taipei Fine Arts Museum.



Truly False Arts Museum, 2012, performance. Courtesy of the artist. Venue: Lobby of Taipei Fine Arts Museum.




SUN Yi-Jou

The Eighth Genre: Performance & Live Art/Multimedia-Installation & Performance



The Blood of Plants Is All Green
It has been proved in sciences that plants also can smell, hear, and touch. However, humans are prone to narrow-minded thinking and cognition, limiting the definition of non-killing and non-violence to living organism with five sense organs, five sensory functions, skin, organs, and red blood. Instead, we should treat other forms of life or being with equal respect and kindness, rather than merely regarding the concept of life in a narrow definition of animals. All forms of life and being should be treated equally.

Transformation
In “awe” of everything in the universe does not simply mean to be “fear” of everything but to realize one’s “insignificance” in relation to everything in the universe. We are not the king of the world or of the animals. Humans have long been selfish, self-centered and needy that we have become accustomed to killing and trampling on other beings. If human beings can treat everything in awe and restraint their desires toward all beings in the universe, we will be more respectful and empathize other beings more.

Rabies::This is not a dog
Rabies::This is not a dog

is Sun’s performance work in 2013. In that year, the news of rabies has been spread throughout society, people have been fearful of the rabies and poisoned dogs and cats everywhere. This work satirizes the absurdity of human beings and the helplessness of animals that have been sacrificed by made-up accusation.