A Letter from guaier+Runzhong to Guaier and Runzhong
Hi, Guaier and Runzhong,
It's been two years since you two met and started working together. We are writing to you at this point, to prompt you to make a manifesto in the future. At the same time, 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've been many confusions with 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 ritualistic photo shows and capitalistic spectacle? Why do we have to play the roles of male and female that society want us to play?
Why not try to become one person?
Don't worry about that this would only be a dream. Kierkegaard said, that self exists in the passions. Since you are both full of the same kind of passions, then you're possible to be a unity. Or it 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 photograph everyday? How it is enough to just have this socially disciplined love? Love needs thinkings. Wang Xiaobo told Li Yinhe, "love 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