A Letter from guaier+Runzhong to Guaier and Runzhong
Hi, Guaier and Runzhong,
It's been two years since you've met and started working together. We are writing to you at this point, to prompt you to make a manifesto in the future. We want to encourage to not give up, no matter how many obstacles there are and will be. This path is long.
We can imagine that there must have been many confusions about love, art and the world in the past year. Why is the world centered around the concept of self? Why does love become more and more like ritualistic photo shows and capitalistic spectacles? Why do we have to play the roles of male and female that society assigned us?
Why not try to become one person?
Don't worry about that it would only be a dream. Kierkegaard said, that self exists in the passions. Since you are both full of the same passion, then you're possible to be a unity. Or you could be the Cartesian self - aren't you merging together while you're thinking together and collaborating? Heidegger also proposed "the social self," then this possibility of becoming one will exactly be explored through your work and thoughts!
Is love only the mundanes you do and the photographs you take everyday? How it is enough to only have this socially disciplined love? Love needs thinkings. Wang Xiaobo told Li Yinhe, "loving you is like loving life." You should love each other like loving your life, understand each other, co-exist, and make art. You are each other.
Guaier + Runzhong